Friday May 22, 2020 – Jubilee Vice Chairman, David Murathe, has refuted claims by Deputy President William Ruto’s allies that there is an impeachment plot being orchestrated against the DP.
Speaking during an interview, Murathe, who is President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ally, said that ousting Ruto wasn’t an option they had considered.
“This impeachment talk, I can tell you, is not on a card on the table.”
“But as I had stated in an earlier interview, he should be careful with what he wishes for,” stated Murathe.
Murathe added that it was the Deputy President’s allies who were saying that the ongoing cleanup in Jubilee will end with impeaching him.
“If they want us to go there, I believe there are enough grounds,” he stated.
He argued that the DP was not only defiant but rebellious.
Ruto was accused of asking Senators allied to him to skip Kenyatta’s meeting in State House, which led to the ouster of Senators Kipchumba Murkomen and Susan Kihika from the Senate Majority Leader and Majority Chief Whip positions.
The DP himself was not present for the meeting.
“It is not a secret, the DP was actively whipping Senators not to attend.”
“That is a height of insolence, it is unheard of anywhere in the world.”
“That actually is not only defiance but a threat to the President.”
“It’s like asking the President ‘who do you think you are?”
“You can call for a parliamentary group meeting and I can ask them not to come.”
“Unfortunately, in this case, their numbers did not add up,” Murathe noted.
He further blamed Ruto for the looming impeachment of Senate Deputy Speaker, Kithure Kindiki, who failed to attend Kenyatta’s PG.
The Kenyan DAILY POST