Governor Lee: Tuju, Murathe should have resigned long time ago

Saturday, July 24th, 2021 12:32 |
Governor Lee Kinyanjui
Governor Lee Kinyanjui: PHOTO/courtesy

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyajui has said Jubilee party Vice Chair David Murathe and secretary-general Raphael Tuju should have been relieved of their duties a long time ago

According to the first term Governor, the ruling Jubilee needs fresh blood in its leadership given that the 2022 General Election is approaching.

He says many have lost confidence in Jubilee leadership following a string of loses in its major stronghold that is the larger Mt Kenya region.

"We have lost confidence in the leadership and something is being done behind the scenes... I am one of the leaders pushing for new blood," he stated

"Basically, Tuju and Murathe days are gone and this is not personal; it is what it is. In fact, if they love the party, they would have resigned a long time ago," he added.

Governor Lee, however, noted that Jubilee is still popular in the larger Mt Kenya region and hence the need for reforms to ensure its support base does not dwindle.

He claimed that Tuju and Murathe have no future political ambitions adding that they cannot steer the party ahead of the next polls.

"We will not sit and watch the party we love, the party we have built go down... Tuju and Murathe are not vying for any seat; it is us who are going for election and we must take charge of the party. The good thing is that Jubilee is still popular in our area," Governor Lee said.

The Governor’s statement comes hot on the heels of calls for reforms in the Jubilee party following a humiliating defeat in the Kiambaa by-elections.

A section of Jubilee leaders accused Murathe and Tuju of occasioning the loss and demanded that they exit the party for new leaders to take over.

Tuju, however, dismissed talks for their resignation and insisted that they will not quit.

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