Jubilee party Deputy chair David Murathe is once again at it issuing orders that could compel him to step a side at the helm of the ruling Jubilee party leadership.
Speaking in response to the Jubilee Party Central Kenya Caucus that met yesterday Wednesday August 18, 2021 at a Nairobi hotel, he noted that seeking to oust him should follow the right channel by writing to the party leader.
The former Gatanga Member of Parliament continued that only President Uhuru Kenyatta gives interim Jubilee Party officials direct orders, has the power to kick them out, and can do so.
He challenged the Mt Kenya leaders to petition the head of state on the same, and should he heed to their demands, he will gladly step aside and allow the party to kick start the revamping.
“We are interim officials and if they have a problem with us, they just need to call the party leader to get rid of us. We are only answerable to the party leader. We take our briefs from the party leader,” he said.
“We cannot allow one group to monopolize the running of the party. They cannot purport to want to run the business of the party at the exclusion of their competitors. We welcome their proposals but not at the exclusion of everyone else because we cannot allow that to take place. And if they are looking for an exit, they should not use us as a scapegoat,” added the Jubilee vice-chair.
He also rubbished the strategies proposed by the Mt Kenya leaders stating that they do not speak for the Jubilee party.
“So you are telling me to stick with the 20 per cent members to the exclusion of the 80 per cent? No, that cannot happen,” he reiterated.
“If it is about Tuju and myself, they should be clear but we will not allow them to exclude their potential competitors,” he added.
The Jubilee Party Deputy Chair however decided to resolve the issue of his ouster with the National Management Committee (NMC).
Among those in attendance during the Nairobi meeting include lawmakers Kanini Kega (Kieni), Sabina Chege (Murang’a), Ngunjiri Wambugu (Nyeri Town), Jude Njomo (Kiambu Town), Ruth Mwaniki (Kangema), Mary wa Wamaua (Maragwa), Gichuki Mugambi (Othaya), Simon King’ara (Ruiru) and Kabinga Wavayo (Mwea).
This is after Kieni MP Kanini Kega noted that the party was planning to kick oud deadwood from the grassroot upwards targeting Jubilee party Deputy Chair David Murathe and the party’s secretary general Raphael Tuju.
“That is why we are saying we remove dead woods from grassroots. We will do it up to the top level. Anyone not working in the interest of the party must be removed in this process,” said Kanini Kega.
His sentiments were echoed by Sabina Chege who stated: “We are the elected leaders, and we are the people who take responsibilities. We cannot wait for those in office to make decisions on our behalf.”