Jubilee MP Ngujiri Wambugu is intensifying his calls for the removal of David Murathe(Vice-chair) and Raphael Tuju (Secretary general) from the party’s leadership position.
According to the Nyeri town Member of Parliament, the two have applied dictatorship in their leadership style making President Uhuru Kenyatta to also appear as a dictator.
In a statement issued on Thursday, August 20, the Jubilee MP said that Tuju and Murathe can not sustain the party in the 2022 General Election.
“They have been working very hard to create the perception that Jubilee is a dictatorship and Uhuru is a dictator so that they can operate with impunity and/or not be held to account for their personal mistakes at the party,” Ngujiri Wambugu stated.
The vocal Jubilee MP said that he is ready to mobilize party members to collect signatures for the removal of Raphael Tuju and David Murathe.
On Wednesday August 20, Ngujiri Wambugu held a meeting with other Jubilee elected leaders including Kieni MP Kanini Kega and Murang’a MP Sabina Chege where they agreed to call for change in leadership right from the grassroots level.
However, on hearing their planned move, Jubilee Vice-chair David Murathe dared them to bring it on.
Murathe said that he is not bothered by the noises of the party members, and can only be removed from the position by President Uhuru Kenyatta himself.
“We are interim officials and if they have a problem with us they just need to call the party leader to get rid of us. We are only responsible to the party leader. We take our briefs from the party leader,” Murathe said in an interview on KTN news.
The calls to overhaul the party leadership started to gain momentum after their embarrassing defeat at the Juja Constituency by-election, where Moses Kuria’s PEP candidate took the lead.