Murathe: We are ready for new coalition

Former Jubilee Party Vice Chairman David Murathe on January 25, 2018. /Star

Former Jubilee Party vice chairman David Murathe announced his resignation yesterday that has left the party in chaos.

Murathe maintained Uhuru and Ruto should retire together because they were elected as a unit and vowed to block Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.

He alleged Ruto’s presidency would make a large swathe of Kenyans into panic because they are scared of his past.

“Kenyans are saying if he behaves this way when he is number two, what will he do when is number one? There has been a lot of corruption allegation and people from his backyard are crying foul over maize.”

Jubilee’s top man dismissed claims that his resignation was as a result of pressure from president Uhuru Kenyatta and neither was he speaking for the president.

“My position as the Jubilee vice chairman is no longer tenable. There is no way I am going to sit in NEC with a deputy party leader I have taken to court,” Murathe said said when he announced his resignation.

“There was absolutely no pressure, but there was consultation within the party,” he added.

Murathe had yesterday told reporters that Ruto was unfit to succeed Uhuru in 2022 after serving as the country’s second in command for two consecutive terms.

“I am going to court to seek advisory opinion. We will soon start rolling a movement which will carry our message.”

He pointed out that there is no MoU between Uhuru and Ruto.

“If it is true as they allege that that there was an MoU of President to support DP then I challenge them to make such document public,” Murathe said.

Murathe said he might dump JP and team up with like-minded political players to form a major coalition which will form an inclusive government in 2022.

“If a new coalition comes we are free.”

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