Former Jubilee vice-chairman who remains a close confidante of President Uhuru Kenyatta has not softened his stance on Deputy President William Ruto and if anything, seems to have strengthened his resolve.
In an unfettered rant, David Murathe said Uhuru will not hand over power to a thief.
Murathe told the congregation at PCEA Ngewa Church in Githunguri, Kiambu where he led a told a funds raiser that Uhuru has vowed that he will not allow a thief to rule.
“I know one thing for a fact that: Uhuru will not leave the country to thieves and a thief will not rule after him because Uhuru is not a thief,”
Murathe said Deputy President William Ruto and team Tangatanga have stopped working for Kenyans and are promising to work for Kenyans in 2023 yet the next election is three years away.
“You were given by Kenyans five years and another five years to work for them. Jubilee leaders are in government, but they have stopped doing development and are now telling us what they will do in 2023. Tell me – if you are in your right senses – can you be given work by Kenyans in 2017 and two years down the line you tell them no let’s stop now we will deliver in 2022 once you make me President?” Murathe asked as he raised funds to build a home for the elderly.
He also lashed out at Mt Kenya Jubilee leaders whom he accused of being used to fight and antagonize Uhuru, terming other as so filled with hubris that they now hurl abuse at him.
“Other leaders asked development projects and have assured Uhuru strong support when he was in Eldoret. But back home, they (Mt Kenya leaders) are focused on the 2022 narrative.
“We as voters in this region are wondering what they want to do in 2022 that they can’t do now. We still have three years before the next polls and it seems they have forgotten Jubilee is the government. The President listens to his people. In fact, Uhuru has outlined what Kenyans want him to do and we all know.”