The Jubilee party's loss in by-elections in Juja, Kiambu County, and Nyandarua's Rurii Ward has raised questions about where President Uhuru Kenyatta went wrong in his Mount Kenya stronghold, much to his humiliation at home.
President Kenyatta's home constituency, Gatundu South, is bordered by Juja, and the Jubilee defeat has painted an image of revolt against the country's leader in the region.
Despite the fact that the party lost three by-elections on Tuesday this week, the loss in the Juja constituency has been cited as evidence of President Kenyatta's declining popularity even at home.
Following these results, it has been confirmed that the Jubilee party is split into two factions.
Itumbi says that a feud between the two factions resulted in the expulsion of David Murathe's bodyguard and police driver.
This comes just one day after it was announced that President Kenyatta had ejected David Murathe from the State House following the Jubilee party's loss in the by-elections.
The Murathe wing is said to have opened a new office called the UK center for conducting political campaigns.
The Murathe faction holds Matiangi and Kibicho responsible for the failure to produce the three by-elections, as well as Kiambu Governor James Nyoro and his Nyandarua counterpart Francis Kimemia.
David Murathe's reaction to the by-election loss:
As a result of the three by-elections held across the country on Thursday, it appears that President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee is on the verge of apocalypse.
In the recent elections, the ruling party failed to win even a single seat.
The party's humiliating defeat in Mt Kenya at the hands of DP Ruto's Tangatanga is all the more devastating for President Kenyatta because it portrays a kingpin who has lost power and influence in his own backyard.
Many have blamed Uhuru's declining popularity in Mount Kenya on his cronies and political advisers mismanaging the party's affairs.
According to sources, Uhuru punished Murathe for failing to deliver the Juja parliamentary seat, which is located in president Uhuru's hometown of Kiambu.
Vice Chairman David Murathe of the Jubilee Party, on the other hand, has confirmed that he is not to blame for Uhuru's recent misfortunes.
On Thursday, Murathe told KTN that he is not the president's sole adviser because the president still gets advice from the National Intelligence, the Office of the President, family members, and other quarters.
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