Jubilee party Vice-Chairman David Murathe has expressed his willingness to leave the party position stating that his work is done.
Speaking in an interview with NTV, the powerful Vice-Chairman who is reportedly close to President Uhuru Kenyatta said that his work in the party was to kick Deputy President William Ruto’s allies and he had successfully done that.
He noted that his work was to expel those Jubilee members who disagreed with the party’s resolutions and views.
The former Gatanga Member of Parliament said that he did was not interested in the party leadership anymore as he was happy that DP Ruto’s allies had found a new home in United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
“Our job was to push out those who do not believe in the dream of the party. I am happy they have found a house called UDA. Our work is done,” Murathe stated.
Murathe went on to state that the only task remaining is to ensure the DP does not get more popular in the Mt. Kenya region.
The former MP who has in the past resigned from the party but resumed after party leader, President Uhuru Kenyatta turned it down said that Jubilee officials were all on an interim capacity and soon the party will be releasing a timetable on how members will start campaigns for the party positions from the ward level to the national level.
The party’s Secretary-General on the other hand said the fact that the ruling outfit should be able to engage more young people in the party at the leadership level is fundamental because that is one of the things that President Uhuru Kenyatta is passionate about.
Vocal leaders including former Majority Leaders Aden Duale (National Assembly) and Kipchumba Murkomen (Senate), were among DP Ruto allies, who lost their positions and shown the exit door over links with the second in command and perceived disloyalty.
His comments come at a time political leaders, including Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru and his Meru counterpart Kiraitu Murungi, have publicly questioned Jubilee’s popularity and intent ahead of the 2022 general elections.
Waiguru in a lengthy statement on his social media platforms admitted that the Jubilee party was getting weak and something has to be done to revive it.
She said that the party needs to be reenergized to projects the face of Kenya in all its diversities.