Division continue to play out in the ruling Jubilee party with vocal Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri calling for the resignation of President Uhuru Kenyatta in an emotional rant.
Jubilee MP in an emotional rant, calls for the resignation of President Kenyatta[Video]
MP goes after Uhuru in emotional rant over Murathe remarks
In a video recorded on Sunday, the MP alleged that the President has lost touch with the team that delivered the Presidency, citing recent remarks by party Vice Chair David Murathe in which the latter insisted that DP Ruto should not vie in 2022, threatening to challenge his candidature at the Supreme Court
He alleged that the President led the way in sowing perceived seeds of discord between the Luo and the Kikuyu communities, teaching them all manner of derogatory terms.
"Its Uhuru who taught us insults towards Raila and he carries all the blame… If there is somebody to be charged in coutt of law for incitement between Kikuyus and Luos, Uhuru should carry the cross." He asserted.
In a bare knuckle attack, the MP claimed that the President Kenyatta’s administration is the worst in history as it has pushed Kenyans to the limits on all fronts.
He alleged that the President (Together with Raila) had retreated to Mombasa to reshuffle the cabinet, a move which he faulted insisting that the 2017 victory solely belonged to Jubilee.
"I hear you are in Mombasa to reshuffle the Cabinet. If you are no longer capable of governing tell us we have a presidential election.” He stated.
Murathe reveals why DP Ruto should retire in 2022, threatens to go to Supreme Court
The remarks were in response to Davd Murathe’s assertion that DP Ruto should not contest for the Presidency in 2022 but should instead retire with President Kenyatta.
According to Murathe, the constitution bars anyone who has been President or Deputy President for two terms from running for the same seat again.
Addressing mourners in Rarieda during the burial of Kefa Tuju, Murathe insisted that the Presidency involves two people (with the DP holding fort for the President whenever the President President is not around as was the case when President Uhuru Kenyatta left DP Ruto in charge as he headed to the ICC) which means the two cannot run for either of the two posts after the completion of their two terms.
“If the President is not here, then who is President? Si ni deputy?...In effect, if he automatically becomes president without going for the mandate from the mwananchi(citizen) then that is why 148 says you cannot run again. Na nitaenda mpaka Supreme Court. Sisi hatucheki na watu.” Murathe affirmed.
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