Jubilee vice-chairman David Murathe is ready to step down from his position after accomplishing what he considers ‘his mission’ at the party.
According to the outspoken former Gatanga MP, he had only one job in the party; to kick out rebels, more-so those associated with Deputy President William Ruto
“Our main task was to expel dissidents who disagree with the party’s resolutions and views. I am glad they have found a new home called United Democratic Alliance (UDA). Our work is over,” said Murathe.
Speaking to NTV, Murathe said that he agrees with the proposal to change the party leadership, even if he will be a victim.
“We are all in the leadership to just hold on, and soon we will provide a calendar of how the campaigns for various party leadership positions will take place from ward level to the national level. Personally, I have no intention of running for any seat in the party,” he said.
David Murathe’s will exit the party after cracking the whip on several MPs and Senators allied to deputy President William Ruto.
Many of Ruto allies have faced the Jubilee disciplinary committee and others have been ousted from their positions both in parliament and party leadership.
Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura was completely rendered jobless after defying the party rules.
Other than Murathe, Jubilee Secretary-general is also targeted in the upcoming party changes.
Members of the party have called upon David Murathe (63) and Raphael Tuju(62) to pave way for younger leadership. An issue that the secretary-general did not also oppose.
“The fact that we should be able to engage more young people in the party at the leadership level is fundamental because that is one of the things that the president is passionate about,” Tuju said in a separate interview.
These developments come after numerous calls to change the party leadership.
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and her Nakuru counterpart Lee Kinyanjui advocated for the changes, saying that the party has lost its glory.
They made these calls after Jubilee was defeated in the Rurii ward and Juja Constituency by-elections.