Tuesday May 12, 2020 – Details of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech to Jubilee Senators in State House yesterday has been revealed.
With 20 Senators reportedly attending the meeting, according to State House, Uhuru addressed his loyalists, advising them on how to consolidate power in what was seemingly a thinly veiled attack at Deputy President William Ruto and his ardent supporters.
According to reports, Kenyatta was ushered to speak by Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju before they embarked on kicking out Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen from the Senate Majority Leader’s seat.
“It’s good to humble yourself, those who want power through force will not get far.”
“My intention was and is not to kick anyone out,” Kenyatta advised and defended his decision.
He further reiterated his support for Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader, Raila Odinga, emphasizing that the handshake between the two leaders was a uniting factor to a divisive Kenya.
“The handshake was the only way out because the country was ungovernable at the time we agreed to work together with Odinga.”
“Using force to deal with the situation at the time would not have been helpful,” he added.
Murkomen was replaced by West Pokot Senator, Samuel Phogisio, former Information and Communication Minister (2008) and Kenya African National Union member.
The Kenyan DAILY POST