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Only Vice President In Kenya Who Has Ever Resigned Because Of Rampant Corruption In Gov't

Kenya has since independence had a total of 11 Vice Presidents with William Ruto current occupant as Deputy President. With calls from politicians allied to the Uhuru-Raila handshake for Deputy President William Ruto to design for allegedly going against Uhuru's manifesto, it is good to note that only one Vice President in Kenya's history has ever resigned.

Majority were sacked based on the old constitution whereby the President had authority to appoint his Vice President as well as sack them. The only Vice President that has ever resigned was Joseph Murumbi who was the second Vice President under President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

This was after Mzee Kenyatta sacked Jaramogi Odinga. Joseph Murumbi served only five months in office before he quit his job despite Jomo Kenyatta pleads for him not to resign. Joseph Murumbi resigned because he was not happy with two things, one being the assasination of his close friend Pio Gama Pinto.

However, this was not the main reason Joseph Murumbi resigned. Joseph Murumbi is said to have majorly resigned because of the rampant corruption that was in the Jomo Kenyatta government. He could not stand and watch corruption taking place under his nose and he couldn't do anything since the seat of the VP then was termed as powerless

Joseph Murumbi was known for his good command in English as well as his powerful accent and was succeeded by Daniel Toroitich Moi as the Vice President

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