Controversial Jubilee Party vice chairman David Murathe quit yesterday as the party descended into chaos saying that he would be seeking partnership with likeminded leaders to form a coalition government in 2022.
Murathe, viewed as President Kenyatta’s mouthpiece, said his position was no longer tenable as he would be seeking Supreme Court advisory opinion to block William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.
“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.
“There was absolutely no pressure, but there was consultation within the party,” he added.
While to Ruto allies in Jubilee, this could be the opportunity to call a vote that would elect Ruto as the party leader and presidential bearer, the power Murathe wields in Jubilee has left with him. Political experts have opined that this is the demise of Jubilee as a party.
Murathe maintained Ruto and Kenyatta should retire together because they were elected as a unit.
“I am going to court to seek advisory opinion. We will soon start rolling a movement which will carry our message.”
Murathe 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.”
The Jubilee top man 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.”