Former Jubilee vice chairman David Murathe has dressed down Deputy President William Ruto saying that President Uhuru Kenyatta will not be succeeded by a thief.
Murathe made his latest declaration on DP Ruto during his first ever BBI meeting in Meru County on Saturday, February 29.
“Jubilee Party iko imara….Uhuru aeizi achia mwizi hii kiti. Ama wachie mwizi? hawezi wachia mwizi kiti! (Jubilee Party is very stable. President Uhuru will not leave the seat to a thief. Do you want him to leave the seat to a thief? He will not leave a seat to a thief!)” Said Murathe.
The utterances were in all appearances directed towards DP Ruto owing to their strained relationship.
Murathe also announced that Jubilee Party Secretary-General will be back o the country on Wednesday this week.
“Our Party’s Secretary-General Raphael Tuju is in London and he will be back on Wednesday next week. Tuju is already well now and is fully recovered from the injuries,” said Murathe
Murathe, a self-proclaimed confidant of President Uhuru Kenyatta, has on several occasions insisted that DP Ruto will not be the President come 2022. During his resignation as Jubilee Party Vice-Chair, Murathe cite irreconcilable differences with DP Ruto.
“I now find that it is no longer tenable to stay on as the party vice-chairman, given that I will have to sit in the same National Executive Council with a man I am taking to court to block from running for president,” he told journalists at his Garden Estate home in Nairobi.
Murathe went further and dismissed those saying that there was an MOU between President Uhuru and his Deputy over 2022 succession politics.