Jubilee Party Vice Chairman, David Murathe, has said President Uhuru Kenyatta can’t sack his deputy, William Ruto, regardless of their clear fallout.
Talking in an interview attended by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) presidential hopeful, Jimmy Wanjigi on Tuesday, Murathe expressed that during a Presidential election, the president and the deputy are elected as a pair.
He further cited Article 148 of the constitution, which states that both the President and his Deputy can’t go beyond two terms and when the president is out of the country, the deputy is relied upon to assume control over his obligations as the acting president.
Murathe stated that whoever will be named by the Jubilee Party and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) will be upheld wholeheartedly since both Uhuru and Ruto are constitutionally banished from competing for the seat in 2022.
ODM and Jubilee will front a joint presidential candidate in 2022 since the two coalitions have consented to a pre-election agreement to work together ahead of 2022.