How Raila Odinga Saved Uhuru Kenyatta From William Ruto’s Blackmails- David Murathe

  • Former Jubilee vice-chairman David Murathe on Wednesday revealed how the handshake saved President Uhuru Kenyatta from  Deputy President William Ruto’s allies.

    Speaking in an interview with Tony Gachoka in his political show Point Blank, Murathe, a close ally of the president disclosed that MPs allied to Ruto used to blackmail Uhuru in Parliament.
    “In terms of Parliament, there was some alignment which was making it possible for the DP’s side to blackmail the President. Like if you don’t do this, we won’t pass this. It was like they were holding a gun to his head until Raila came, “ Murathe told Gachoka.

    He added that Uhuru’s collaboration with ODM leader Raila Odinga , Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi gave the president an upper hand over his Deputy’s influence in parliament.

    Tony Gachoka interviews former Jubilee vice chairman David Murathe at Serena hotel on 8th April, 2019.

    “So when Raila came in with his numbers, Kalonzo came in, Gideon was already in and Mudavadi also came in. It is no longer possible for them to hold a gun over a matter to be prosecuted in the House,” he commented.  

    In the interview, Murathe also talked about a wide range of issues including the signs that Ruto and his allies could be planning to ditch the ruling coalition. 

    Murathe stated that the decision by Ruto allies to buy yellow T-shirts for their supporters in Kiambu was a sign that they were plotting to ditch Jubilee ahead of the 2022 elections.

    “You have seen they have started wearing yellow T-shirts, which are colours of URP. What message are they sending? Are they hinting at leaving Jubilee?” 

    Murathe, who resigned in January as Jubilee vice-chair, stated that he was determined to stop the DP from ascending to power since he was scared of what a Ruto's presidency would look like.

    “We are scared about what Ruto’s presidency would be. If he behaves this way as Number 2, people shudder to think what he would do if he becomes Number 1,” Murathe stated.

    “He is the kind of a person who can pick up a phone and call junior procurement officers on how to award tenders,” he added.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta shakes hands with ODM leader Raila Odinga