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Murathe speaks on retiring from active politics after 2022 general election

Jubilee vice Chairman David Murathe have hinted out that he intends to retire along with President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.

The former Gatanga Member of Parliament who is also a close ally to President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the youths from Mount Kenya Region to prepare to take over political leadership of the region.

Murathe was speaking during an interview with KTN News where he challenged the youthful leaders from Mt Kenya to prepare to take charge of the Central region politics.

Jubilee Vice Chairman blamed Murang’a Senator Irungu Kanga’ta whom he noted was a potential future leader but had made wrong political decisions that would cost him dearly.

“Kang’ata had a pride future, he has risen from an MCA, to an MP and now a senator, and was going to be a great leader in the region…In 2022 I am going home with Uhuru, who will be there? Unfortunately, he (Kang’ta) has made wrong decisions and I can assure him in 2022 he will not make it,” Murathe said.

The Murang’a senator fell out with allies of the president when he wrote a letter purporting BBI was unpopular in Mt Kenya and allegedly leaked it to the media. The letter was addressed to Uhuru.

Kang’ata was pressured to resign as the Senate chief whip but he refused, forcing the party to remove him through the resolution of a parliamentary group meeting.

“We neither did nor remove Kang’ata because of the letter he wrote, in fact, I am on recording defending his letter. We removed him because we invited him for a meeting of Jubilee Party leaders but he refused to come,” Murathe said.

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Written by Kennedy Omondi

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