President Uhuru won’t give up power to a thief in 2022, former Jubilee Party Chairman David Murathe has said.
Talking at a Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) forum at Kinoru Stadium in Meru on Saturday, Murathe said Uhuru was keen to leave the country in safe hands.
“Hatutauziwa uoga, Uhuru hataachia mwizi kiti (we will not succumb to threats, Uhuru will not hand over power to a thief),” said Murathe, a close ally of Kenyatta.
Despite the fact that Murathe didn’t specify who the said thief is, it is known he was talking about Deputy President William Ruto.
Murathe is a savage critic of DP Ruto and has in the past promised to ensure he doesn’t ascend to power. Last year, Murathe said he surrendered as the ruling party’s Chairman to start a movement that would impede Ruto from succeeding Uhuru in 2022.
“There are a lot of leaders from across the political divide who shares my sentiments within and outside jubilee. Going forward, the Stop Ruto movement which we are going to start let them assemble their troops and we are going to form ours,” said Murathe.
“Some of us are generally scared. If they can behave like this when they are number two what would happen if they ever become number one. We have a problem with an individual… a character who we believe is not suitable for that office,” he added.