Jubilee Party Vice-Chairman David Murathe has resigned from his position in the party, hours after he declared to fight Deputy President William Ruto’s bid for presidency in 2022 by all means.
Murathe has made the announcement today at his home in garden Estate saying his position in the ruling party was no longer tenable. However, he will remain a member of Jubilee, sharing party meetings with his nemesis Ruto.
It is however seen like he was pushed out after his statement yesterday at a burial in Rarieda, Siaya County where he said he was ready to go to Supreme Court to block Ruto from vying for presidency in 2022.
This was a follow up to statement he made in Christmas that stoked political fire. He said Ruto should retire alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta when this term expires.
Today after he resigned he stated; “”I now find that it is no longer tenable to stay on as the party vice-chairman, given that I will have to sit in the same National Executive Council with a man I am taking to court to block from running for presidency”.
He was ready to go to Supreme Court to block Ruto from vying for presidency in 2022.
Weeks ago some leaders in Mt Kenya told him he has no authority to speak for the party or the populous Mt Kenya community.
Earlier today John Kiarie (Dagoretti South), Susan Kihika (Nakuru Senator), Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), Charles Njagua (Starehe) and Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen slammed Murathe saying he is not spokesperson of the community and has no place in the current leadership.
Murathe is seen as Nasa leader Raila Odinga’s man, who is seemingly alarming Ruto’s camp after a handshake with his political nemesis President Uhuru Kenyatta last year.