David Murathe has resigned as Jubilee Party vice chairman following his onslaught on DP Ruto and 2022 succession politics.
Murathe came under fire from a section of Jubilee leaders who called for his ouster after he vowed to block Ruto from running for the Presidency in 2022.
“I now find that it is no longer tenable to stay on as the party vice-chairman, given that I will have to sit in the same National Executive Council (NEC) with a man I am taking to court to block from running for president,” he stated.
On the same breath, Murathe reiterated that he does not support Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential bid and will devote his time to make sure he retires with Uhuru.
However, Murathe stated that his recent remarks regarding Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambition were his personal sentiments and that President Uhuru was not involved.
Meanwhile, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, has welcomed Murathe’s resignation and called for elections withing the party.
Taking to twitter she wrote: “Murathe resigns! It’s about time! Viva! Jubilee viva.
“Now lets have Jubilee elections”.
She added: “Reckless utterances can often lead to unnecessary divisions and chaos.
“While freedom of expression is a protected right, incivility has no place in present-day Kenya or within the Ruling Jubilee Party.
“We welcome the timely resignation of Murathe, as a matter of course!”