Trans Nzoia Jubilee party leaders warn Tuju and Murathe against touching DP Ruto
David Musundi and Njange Maina
Deputy President William Ruto's allies in Trans Nzoia county have hit at Jubilee party Secretary General Raphael Tuju and Vice Chairman David Murathe for their attempts to eject him(Ruto) from the party.
Endebess Member of Parliament (MP) Dr. Robert Pukose led other party members in the DP's stronghold, telling Tuju to resign and go to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) where he has allegedly been pledging allegiance.
''We are telling Tuju and Murathe in black and white to stop their antics. Jubilee has real owners and indeed we are because of our immense contributions,'' said the vocal MP.
"Who voted for the two who are now turning the party into dictatorship? They are nothing apart from just acting in the positions that seem heavy for them and the best thing for them especially Tuju is to resign and go,'' he said.
Speaking in Kipsibo village in Endebes during the burial of Jackson Kisiero, father to Trans Nzoia County Assembly Majority Leader Patrick Kisiero, Pukose said Jubilee must have elections in order to foster unity.
Trans Nzoia county Jubilee chairman Richard Chesebe said it is only the party members who can choose who becomes President after Uhuru Kenyatta retires in 2022 - and told off Murathe and Tuju for masquerading as party spokesmen when no one elected them to do so.
“The two officials serving in acting capacities were not elected by party delegates at all and even if elections were called today they would not win in a fair game. Who is this giving them all this authority? Who said we can not remove them for their gross misconduct?," Chesebe asked.
He rubbished Tuju's statement stoping DP Ruto from using Jubilee headquarters in Pangani.
The remarks of the DP's allies came a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta called for forgiveness at the State House in Nairobi.
Jubilee Chairman Richard Chesebe, ICT and infrastructure special adviser Kakai Bissau, Legal Advisor Abraham Sing'oei, Dr. Pukose, and all Trans Nzoia MCAs attended the burial.