Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura on Monday said the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga is to blame for the apparent division in the Jubilee party.
Mwaura said the political truce between Uhuru and Raila on March 9, 2018 has slowly, but surely torn apart the Jubilee tent.
“Jubilee was a big tent with two poles, one called Uhuru and another Ruto. A camel came in the name of the handshake and tore the tent apart. Now we have Team Kieleweke and Team Tangatanga,” he said.
Jubilee Party a big tent with 2 poles, Uhuru 8n Ruto A Carmel came n tore it apart. Now we have #TeamKieleweke n #TeamTangatanga
Don’t cry too much Jubilee orphan It was a come we stay relationship n a 1 night stand election It wasn’t a marriage after all.
Watu wajipange mapema
— Isaac Mwaura CBS MP (@MwauraIsaac1) January 6, 2019
Mwaura made the remarks on his Facebook page after Jubilee vice-chairman David Murathe resigned on Sunday. Murathe has insisted there was no binding agreement to back Deputy President William Ruto for the presidency in 2022.
He threatened to escalate his efforts to block the DP from vying in 2022, adding that he is ready to seek an advisory opinion from the Supreme Court. Mwaura is not the first Jubilee politician to pour cold water on the partnership between the Uhuru and Raila.
MPs allied to the DP have expressed unease about the pact between Uhuru and Raila, saying it is a threat to the unity of Jubilee Party.