Elgeyo-Marakwet County Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has claimed that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies wanted to remove Deputy President William Ruto from the government even before the 2017 general elections.
While speaking in an interview with Citizen TV, the former Minority Leader narrated that Uhuru’s camp starting the scheme around 2015 and 2016.
He added that they were thinking of the 2017 elections without William Ruto.
The outspoken legislature went on to say that they wanted the DP’s case in the ICC, Hague to last longer so that Uhuru Kenyatta could pick another running mate.
He mentioned that Uhuru’s allies wanted to pick Baringo County Senator Gideon Moi, or Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavai as the Head of State’s deputy.
“Around 2015 and 2016, the group that has done what they have done during this second term started thinking about 2017 elections without William Ruto. One watershed moment was when the President was released by the ICC and the DP’s case was still in progress. They would say they want to replace Ruto with Gideon Moi or Mudavadi,” Murkomen said.
Earlier this month, Naivasha Member of Parliament revealed how tiresome it was to convince the Kikuyu community to let President Uhuru Kenyatta vie for the country’s top job alongside DP Ruto during the 2013 general elections.
She noted that it took several meetings for Uhuru to persuade them.
She went on to urge the people of the Kikuyu community to support the DP in the coming 2022 general elections as the second in command has been loyal to the President since they took reigns.
On Sunday 29, Murkomen slammed Uhuru Kenyatta’s silence after Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga boldly claimed that he did not lose the 2007, 2013, and 2017 presidential elections hence he could not concede to defeat.
“Raila has insisted that his brother stole his victory in 2013 and 2017. His brother has not objected. Is there something President Kenyatta knows that his supporters don’t know?” he wrote.