President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ally David Murathe is at it again, this time saying that nothing stops the head of state from being a running mate to any presidential candidate in the 2022 presidential poll.
The former Jubilee Party Vice Chairman who has vowed to block Deputy President William Ruto from ascending into power in 2022 spoke during a consultative meeting in Yatta, Machakos County on Wednesday organised by Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, a forum which was characterised by undertones that the president’s camp has roped in the former Vice President in its political equation in the next election.
“The constitution stipulates that the president cannot run for more than two terms. It also says that the Deputy President cannot run for more than two terms but now they (DP Ruto’s camp) are saying that he can run for president. If that’s their position what’s stopping the president from being Deputy President,” Murathe posed to the leaders gathered at the meeting amid cheers.
Murathe who relinquished his position in the ruling party three weeks ago after his remarks caused a political storm hinted at the formation of a coalition government.
“Your community does not owe ours anything but we feel indebted to you. We will traverse the country together with Kalonzo and present to the people of Kenya the best possible option,” added Murathe.
Kalonzo took Murathe’s cue and asked his allies and supporters to rally behind his decision to support President Kenyatta.
The former Vice President is currently facing a rebellion in his political bastion with the region’s three governors Kivutha Kibwana of Makueni, Alfred Mutua of Machakos and Charity Ngilu of Kitui having declared w*r against him accusing him of sabotage.
A select group of Members of County Assembly from the region on Tuesday declared that Kalonzo’s time as the Kamba kingpin is up.