After Uhuru Kenyatta declined to meet the Jubilee party vice chairman at State House on Thursday, Murathe has sent a stern warning to DP William Ruto, warning him against associating with Gatundu member of Parliament Moses Kuria.
While speaking in an interview with KTN, David Murathe who is a former member of parliament for Gatanga said that the second in command should not celebrate Moses Kuria's PEP win in Juja constituency by-election.
Murathe said that DP William Ruto should be careful because Moses Kuria is a cheeky person.
Moses Kuria's PEP candidate's win in the by-election might be an indication that he his the perfect replacement for Mt Kenya kingpinship.
From David Murathe's statement on Thursday, he said that Moses Kuria is using DP William Ruto's hustler nation slogan to gain popularity and achieve his political plans.
According to Murathe, the Gatundu South member of parliament - Moses Kuria might surprise many by abandoning the second in command to join his political competitors in 2022.
"Let me tell the deputy president that the Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria is just playing his political cards. He is not serious with the deputy president. " Murathe said in a statement.
The deputy president Dr. William Ruto is the man to watch in president Uhuru Kenyatta's succession race come 2022.
D P Ruto's political influence had been a headache to his political rivals.
It will not be a surprise to see the second in command clinch the Kenya's top leadership seat after president Uhuru Kenyatta is through with his term.
After losing in the just concluded by-elections in Bonchari, Juja and Rurii ward, the Jubilee Party conceded defeat in all the three mini polls.
The ruling party through its secretary general Raphael Tuju said that the defeat was a big lesson going into the future.
In a show dubbed CrossFire in KTN, the National Assembly majority leader Amos Kimunya, who is a close ally to president Uhuru Kenyatta said that it is not time for blame games.
The Kipipiri member of parliament Amos Kimunya said that the first thing is to accept that the people of Bonchari, Juja and Rurii ward made their decision and chose the candidates of their choice.
He further said that he was not the chief campaigner of the candidate in Rurii Ward and that he was not incharge of those by-elections.
Kimunya further said that he was using the by-election to convince the people politically to see the bigger picture in it.
Amos Kimunya went on to say that the newly formed UDA party is still an integral part of the entire ruling Jubilee party.
Kimunya's statement during the live interview came at a time when there were heated debates that ruling Jubilee party is seeking divorce with UDA Party together with all the Jubilee party MPs supporting the new outfit, which is associated with D William Ruto.
During the interview, Kimunya also defended himself over the Rurii ward humiliations.
He said that he went to campaign in Rurii ward because he would wanted to see the Jubilee party candidate winning.
He also added that he wants to appeal to the Kenyan people not to over-analyse the results of the just concluded by-elections.
The Jubilee party vice chairman David Murathe on the other hand claimed that the ruling Jubilee party does not vote but is the people who vote.
He said that Kenyans should stop attacking the leadership of the party for the big loss in the by-elections.
In an interview, Murathe also said that the people in the UDA party are targeting the president and not him.
Murathe told the leaders who have deflected from the Jubilee party that they must know that the president is not a candidate in the next general election, but he just wants to finishing his legacy projects and go home in peace.
Murathe further said that the Jubilee party is about to remove all these people from Jubilee so that they can regroup and rebrand the party.
"We are going to work with the people who share the vision of the president," Murathe said during the interview.
Murathe also asked that , "who says that every time you run an election you have to win it?
You go to an election to win or to lose," Murathe said.
The Jubilee party vice chairman also told Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua, who is a close ally to DP William Ruto that the president is not interested in the sideshows, but he has set for himself a certain agenda and he is going to achieve it despite the hurdles.
On the other hand the Mathira Membetlr of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua criticized Jubilee party secretary general Raphael Tuju and vice chairman David Murathe, telling them that they have wrecked Jubilee Party.
"The Hustler Movement in the mountain is unstoppable," Gachagua said during the interview.
He also said that Kenyans deserve respect, whether poor or rich.
Gachagua said that Kenyans may be struggling, or they may not have food on the table but they have their pride and dignity, which should be upheld and respected.
He also said that the issue where police officers are being used to manage politics is not working well for the ruling Jubilee government, as Kenyans do not like it.
"The will of the people prevailed and this is a very good pointer of what will come in the 2022/general elections," Gachagua further said.
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