The controversial remarks by former Jubilee Party Vice Chairman David Murathe that President Uhuru Kenyatta could consider running for the Prime Minister (PM) have with no doubt elicited severe reactions across the political arena.
In his remarks, Murathe had alluded that given the proposals of the BBI report, which suggested that the leader of the majority party in the National Assembly would take the premier position, then Uhuru was better placed for the post.
Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, in a recent interview with KTN, said there was a suspicion that Uhuru and Raila were seeking to use the BBI to create for themselves positions in the Executive.
Kandara MP Alice Wahome, who is a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, has also sensationally claimed there is a plot to extend President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reign beyond 2022 through BBI.
Wahome claimed it would expand the Executive and make Uhuru the prime minister and ODM leader Raila Odinga the president. The plot, she said, is meant to lock out Dr Ruto from power in 2022 while terming Uhuru a threat to Kenya’s democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of expression and political growth.
KTN’s show host, Tony Gachoka, has also escalated the debate after challenging the DP to walk into State House and ask Uhuru to clear the air on the 2022 matter.
“This is a weird country, why can’t DP Ruto walk into @StateHouseKenya speak to Uhuru & ask him • Are you running as PM • What do we do with Jubilee • Are you targeting my people • Does Murathe speak for you • Do you support my Presidency as promised. Then announce the Divorce!” Tweeted Gachoka.
This is a weird country, why can’t DP Ruto walk into @StateHouseKenya speak to Uhuru & ask him
• Are you running as PM
• What do we do with Jubilee
• Are you targeting my people
• Does Murathe speak for you
• Do you support my Presidency as promised
Then announce the Divorce pic.twitter.com/IVEdqLQDJQ
— Tony Gachoka (@TonyGachoka) January 4, 2020
The Head of State, in a recent meeting at Sagana State Lodge with Mt Kenya leaders, expressed his displeasure with constant pleas by regional leaders to endorse a successor saying that he intended to serve until his last day in office.