Former Jubilee Party Chairman David Murathe says that President Uhuru Kenyatta will not be handing power over to a thief in 2022.
He was speaking in Meru during the Mt. Kenya’s BBI summit after he was invited to the podium by ODM leader Raila Odinga.
“Hatutauziwa uoga, Uhuru hataachia mwizi kiti (we will not succumb to fear, Uhuru will not be leaving power to a thief)” He said.
Murathe, a harsh critic of Deputy President William Ruto appeared to be firing shots at Ruto who according to a section of Jubilee legislators, was poised to succeed President Uhuru.
In 2019, Murathe who resigned from his post claimed he would be starting a movement to make sure Ruto is not elected in 2022.
At the same time, he claimed that the Mt Kenya region does not owe Ruto any debt in 2022, saying that President Uhuru had not entered into any memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with his deputy in 2013.
He dared anyone with an existing document on the MOU to produce it, adding that Ruto and Uhuru had shared positions in the cabinet equally.
“The President and Deputy came together and agreed that if we win this thing, this is how we are going to share it. They [Ruto’s side] took treasury, agriculture, land, energy which provided them with certain opportunities to plunder,” He said.