Jubilee party Vice Chairperson David Murathe has announced plans to leave his position and the ruling party.
I had 1 mission - David Murathe says as he confirms planned exit from Jubilee
Just one more task and I'm done - David Murathe
In an interview with NTV on Wednesday, the controversial Vice Chair stated that his mission at the ruling party had been completed and what remained is to quit while he is ahead.
Murathe stated that his major task at the ruling party had been push out members allied to Deputy President William Ruto.
Boasting about his "successful mission" Murathe claimed to have successfully achieved the goal, sarcastically adding that he is happy that they had found a home in the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
UDA party has become popular among Tanga Tanga MPs with Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen among those who have expressed their desire to defect from the Jubilee party.
"As members of the Jubilee party, we are ready to join UDA and I ask Chairman Johnstone Muthama to prepare to receive us. I assure all eight million members of the Jubilee party that in your father's house there are many rooms," Murkomen stated on January 8, 2021.
Unfazed by recent uproar from elite members of the party, Murathe conveyed that there were plans in place to change the leadership of the party.
"We are all in an interim capacity and soon we will be releasing a timetable on how we will start campaigns for the party positions from the ward level to the national level. Myself, I am not interested in any position moving forward," he stated, confirming his exit plans.
He, however, relayed that he had one more task before the official exit.
According to the abrasive party leader, he is focused on destabilizing DP Ruto's grip on the Mt Kenya region.
Jubilee Party Statement
In a recent press release the Jubilee Party had dismissed claims that Mr Murathe resigned from his position.
At the time, Jubilee Director of Communications Albert Memusi asked members of the public to treat reports of Murathe's exit as false.
"We would like to clarify that such reports are false. Hon. David Murathe remains our able Vice Chair and continues to carry out his duties in that capacity, working diligently to fulfill his mandate as provide for in the party Constitution.
"We urge member of the public to treat any documents or reports or communication purporting to convey his resignation with the contempt they deserve," Memusi's letter at the time read in part.
Protests from within Jubilee Party
Murathe and the Jubilee party leadership have been criticized over their administration practice over recent months.
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru is on record asking the party to introspect and reenergize.
"The rains have beaten us. Our fortunes are dwindling. Intense introspection is demanded.
“As we head to 2022 we must recognize that the Party is now operating in a new context far different from 10 years ago," Governor Waiguru's letter read in part.
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