Friday December 28, 2018 - Kirinyaga Women Representative, Purity Ngirichi, has revealed the genesis of the animosity between Deputy President William Ruto and Jubilee Party power broker, David Murathe.
On Wednesday, Murathe, who was speaking during the Maragoli Cultural Festival, said Mt Kenya region had no Memorandum of Understanding with anybody regarding the Presidential elections.
Mr Murathe, who was accompanied by former Mukurweini MP, Kabando wa Kabando, said the President and his Deputy had shared power equally for two terms and should both retire in 2022.
"If he (William Ruto) has an MoU with Uhuru Kenyatta, then that was an agreement between two individuals," said Murathe.
Murathe's remarks have generated a political storm in Jubilee with many terming him as a power broker and a political prostitute.
Ngirichi, who was speaking on Thursday, said Mr Murathe has no moral authority to purport to give direction to the Kikuyu community.
“Murathe was the architect of the Uhuru-Musalia unity pact in 2012. He has never been happy since Uhuru joined up with Ruto to form the Jubilee Alliance which birthed the party,” Ngirici said.
Nyeri Town MP, Ngunjiri Wambugu, however, said Mr Murathe has a right to express his opinion.
The Kenyan DAILY POST