Former Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe has triggered a political firestorm in the government after he stated on KTN interview that Deputy President William Ruto must not be there in 2022. Murathe who has repeatedly stated that Kikuyu community does not have an MoU with Ruto regarding support in 2022 has been criticized by Rift Valley leaders as the most divisive politician in the country.
Oscar Sudi has urged various investigative authorities to arrest David Murathe accusing him of planning to assassinate the Deputy President. ” It is very unfortunate for a leader of Murathe’s calibre to utter words recklessly against the country’s number two in command. Parading ignorance that Ruto must not be there in 2022 can only mean that there’s a ploy to exterminate him” Oscar Sudi quipped.
“It is not going to be easy this time round. The DCI must step in and arrest Murathe before Rift Valley voters take the law into their own hands” Sudi added.
Sudi’s sentiments have been echoed by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen who has threatened to take legal action against David Murathe if he will not apologize to the Deputy President within 48 hours. Murkomen has blamed investigative authorities for selective justice urging that Rift Valley politicians are always targeted in an effort to bar the Deputy President from taking over the country’s leadership in 2022.
Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambition faces major obstacles threatening to scuttle his bid, despite his relentless campaigning to succeed Uhuru.
The fast-shifting political dynamics in Kikuyu politics, coupled with the unsettling truce between Uhuru and ODM leader Raila Odinga, pose a grave threat to Ruto’s State House bid.
And then there’s the fact that some of Ruto’s allies are quietly being removed from plum positions, while others re facing corruption charges.