– David Murathe sparked debate about 2022 succession politics after saying tehre was no agreement for Uhuru to support William Ruto in 2022
– Murathe who is believed to be Uhuru’s right-hand man has since resigned from his position at Jubilee party following criticism over his sentiments
– On his side, Kabogo has also said there was no MoU between the two leaders
– However, he has challenged the president to come out and disown Murathe’s sentiments
– The former county boss has maintained Murathe was in no position to speak on behalf of anybody from Central Kenya
Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo has added weight to the ongoing wrangles in the Jubilee party insisting there was no formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.
Kabogo, who said he was one of the negotiators in the formation of Jubilee government, said there was only an understanding between the duo that Uhuru could serve his ten years as president and then hand over leadership to Ruto.
Speaking during an interview with Citizen Tv, the former county boss divulged Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambitions could only be determined by his performance in the current leadership.
“We were the four or five of us when we were negotiating to form the Jubilee government. There was no contract written between Uhuru and Ruto but it was assumed to be there as the two offered to support each other ,” said Kabogo.
“All along Uhuru has been saying he will serve his ten years and handover to Ruto, but, if he has changed his mind he will have to tell us,” he added.
Responding to former Jubilee vice chairperson David Murathe, Kabogo said he was in no position to speak on behalf of anybody from the Mt Kenya region and challenged Uhuru to come out and disown his remarks.
“Murathe has never spoken on behalf of Central Kenya, people have said he has been speaking on behalf of the president but I assume he was not speaking on behalf of Uhuru. However, I ask Uhuru to come out and disown Murathe’s remarks to end all these political jitters,” he said.
Murathe has since received a lot of criticism following the sentiments he made at a public function in on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, during the 39th Maragoli cultural celebrations in Vihiga.
The former Gatanga MP asked Ruto to retire alongside Uhuru arguing he had served two terms and it could be unconstitutional for him to vie for presidency.
Contributed by Tuko.co.ke