City lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has sensationally claimed that Jubilee party Secretary General Raphael Tuju and party’s vice chairman David Murathe have literally killed the once progressive party.
This is after Uhuru’s party lost in three by-elections of Bonchari and Juja parliamentary by-elections as well as Rurii ward mini poll.
“Thanks to Vice Chairman David Murathe and Secretary General (Raphael) Tuju, my beloved Jubilee is officially dead. The cremation of the body is at Juja and thereafter the ashes will be thrown into the Chania River,” he said in a tweet.
The Jubilee party was shown dust in the three by-election that were held on Tuesday, May 18, where William Ruto’s party UDA and Raila’s ODM won.
In Bonchari parliamentary by-election, Jubilee contender Zebedeo Opore lost to ODM Pavel Oimeke, the man at the center of Ksh 200,000 bribery claim.
Opore emerged the second after garnering 7,279 where Oimeke of ODM was announced the winner after getting 8,049 votes.
In Juja parliamentary by-election, Geoffrey Koimburi who contested on a People’s Empowerment party (PEP) won the highly contested seat.
The party is led by Moses Kuria, an allie of William Ruto.
In Rurii ward, things never worked for Uhuru’s party as well as UDA’s Githaiga Francis Muraya was elected the Member of County Assembly after a massive win in the polls.
In April, Jubilee announced plans to end its pre-election deal with United UDA party, formerly PDR saying the relationship between the two parties had become untenable.
Jubilee party SG Raphael Tuju in a letter addressed to Registrar of Political parties accused Ruto’s outfit UDA of fielding candidates against its sister party Jubilee in three of by-elections that were held in March.
According to Jubilee, the move contravened their political pact.
“This is to request that you take note of the content of this letter and to put on record our revocation of the provisional coalition agreement lodged in your offices on May 6, 2018, that was never completed,” Jubilee said in a statement.
Murathe and Tuju have been perceived to be the forces behind Uhuru and Ruto fallout.
This is despite the fact Ruto and Uhuru made a formidabel partnership in 2013 as well as 2017 presidential races.
Their fallout preceded a sharp decline in the popularity of Jubilee nationally.