Former Jubilee Party Vice Chairman David Murathe on Monday tore into Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen and his fellow Tanga Tanga leaders hours after they held a presser, in Naivasha, pronouncing their way forward on the BBI course.
Taking to social media to react to the Naivasha declarations, Murathe accused Murkomen of hypocrisy and doublespeak in the BBI matters.
“In Mombasa, Tanga Tanga choir master assured Kenyans that there is no more “US vs THEM” narrative. They made it public that they’ve honestly buried but ironically they resurrected and re-energize it in Naivasha within less than 24hrs beating Biblical Jesus record who resurrected after 3 days,” wrote Murathe on Facebook.
The reaction by Murathe came after the Tanga Tanga leaders announced that they will be organizing parallel rallies to that led by the ODM party leader Raila Odinga and his allies.
The leaders announced that they will have their first rally in Nakuru on 8th February at a time when another rally is set to be held in Kitui County.
“In order to complement already planned meetings, we wish to announce that we shall have additional rallies across the country.
“The first of those additional BBI rallies will be held on the 8th Feb 2020 in Nakuru and shall be subsequently followed by other additional rallies organized by leaders and the people in all our counties,” reads a part of their joint statement.
The leaders’ remarks come as a surprise since they had announced that they will be a party to each BBI meeting planned by their competitors in their bid to bolster unity and inclusivity.
According to ODM’s Director of Elections Philip Stale, the Pronouncement by the leaders is a continuation of their previous political meetings aimed at selling the Tanga Tanga agenda in the guise of BBI.
“Theirs are not BBI rallies, it is just an amalgamation of Inua Mama (which is evident from the photos emerging from the GRVL) and the Harambee meetings that have been slowed down due to the dry taps. Their agenda is to spread the Tangatanga gospel. But all in all, BBI will sail through,” wrote Etale on Facebook.
Even as the leaders made their declaration in Naivasha, Jubilee Party in a statement through its Secretary-General Raphael Tuju distanced itself from the pronunciations saying that was not the position of the party.
Murathe who was part of the Jubilee party inner circle resigned early 2019 after citing irreconcilable differences with Deputy President William Ruto.
He has since been attacking the DP politically and even declaring that the DP will not be the president come 2022.
Murathe has also said that President Uhuru Kenyatta is too young to retire hinting that he might become prime minister after brokering a deal with ODM leader in the succession matrix.