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Murathe admits massive rigging in 2017 elections

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Murathe admits massive rigging in 2017 elections

Former Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe has said there was massive rigging in the 2017 Jubilee nominations which he claimed was orchestrated by Deputy President William Ruto.

Murathe said his differences with Ruto started at the Jubilee Party headquarters where Ruto was called in to supervise the election of Jubilee candidates in various parts of the country.

The former Jubilee official accused the DP of sabotaging the process and rigging out certain popular candidates in the Mt Kenya region and parts of the Rift Valley where a Jubilee ticket meant an outright win.

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Former Gatanga MP

I have a problem with the DP’s attitude. In the Jubilee nominations, for instance, he came there and sabotaged the elections on the first day and we had to repeat in several area. During the repeat nominations, there was massive rigging of certain popular candidates and that’s because he wanted to install certain nobodies who were allied to him,” Murathe said on Tuesday evening.

Asked why he did not go public with the allegations, the former Gatanga MP said the focus at the time was getting through the 2017 presidential election.

The focus at the time was winning the elections and the Presidency in particular. I just sat there seething but those are some of the issues that make some of us to believe that this guy is not suitable for the Presidency,” he added.

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo who previously accused Ruto of rigging him out of the Jubilee primaries condemned the statement by Murathe whom he accused of "washing dirty linen in public".

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