Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru has reacted to the political storm in Jubilee party that was triggered by its Vice chairman David Murathe who told the Deputy President William Ruto to retire with President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022. Murathe, known to be a bully by his close friends argued that the Kikuyu community have no political debt to settle with the deputy president since they had served with President Uhuru on a 50-50 power sharing agreement, a statement that has rattled and rubbed the DP Ruto supporters the wrong way.
Hon Waiguru becomes the first senior elected leader from the Mount Kenya region to react to the debate that has rocked the ruling jubilee party.
In a statement she released earlier today, Governor Waiguru called for a complete overhaul of the Jubilee party leadership, saying “that the Jubilee Party should hold party elections soonest possible, to forestall internal divisions”, remarks that can be directly translated to calling for the removal of David Murathe as the Jubilee Party Vice Chairman. However, the Jubilee party organs are yet to comment on the issue.
Below is her full statement:
Reflections on this past week
“The Jubilee Party is the Ruling Party of The Republic of Kenya. The party must therefore always demonstrate Unity of purpose and exhibit its undivided support for the Big Four Agenda, Accelerated Development and Enhancement of devolution for the welfare of Kenyans. It must support the Building Bridges Initiative to ensure the continued unity of the Nation.
It therefore needs a leadership that has a legitimate mandate and the people’s support. It is therefore imperative, and in order, that the Jubilee Party hold party elections soonest possible, to forestall internal divisions, and ensure that statements are made by Elected Party Officials, and that they infact represent the views of the Jubilee Party as a whole.”