Murathe Speaks on Cabinet Reshuffle

  • Leaders pictured at Francis Atwoli's Ildamat home in Kajiado County on August 16, 2020..
    Leaders pictured at Francis Atwoli's Ildamat home in Kajiado County on August 16, 2020.
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  • Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe on Monday, August 17,spoke to Kenyans.co.ke and cleared the air on remarks regarding a looming reshuffle of the Cabinet.

    After attending a barbeque session at COTU Secretary-General  Francis Atwoli's Ildamat home, Kajiado County, reports emerged claiming that Murathe had warned CSs, PSs and Chief Administrative Secretaries that they were set to be fired.

    "Ruthless reshuffle and force-out await all the incompetent Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, and Chief Administrative Secretaries. The President is unstoppable in its track to deliver services," the statement that has since been deemed as fake read in part.

    Murathe categorically denied making the statement, terming it as a figment of someone's imagination.

    COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli (Left) and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi pictured in Kajiado on August 16, 2020.
    COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli (Left) and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi pictured in Kajiado on August 16, 2020.
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    Talks of a Cabinet reshuffle have been rife ever since President Uhuru Kenyatta sent all Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, and Chief Administrative Secretaries home for a period of 11 days on August 16.

    State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena has since issued a statement on the same, terming the president's decision as normal procedure. 

    The Jubilee Party leader was in the company of various other leaders including KANU Party leader and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and former presidential candidate Peter Kenneth at Atwoli's home.

    After breaking bread, it is reported that the BBI was discussed, with Siaya Senator James Orengo also in attendance.

    Interestingly, Murathe's colleague at Jubilee headquarters Caleb Kositany has since come out to ridicule the leaders who met in Kajiado.

    "The meetings at Atwoli's place have nothing to do with helping Kenyans, it is just whisky and nyama choma parties. But from history we know whoever Atwoli has supported politically has always failed and that is not about to change. Let them enjoy the nyama," he stated on Monday, August 17.

    This was following reports that the meeting, despite being fronted as a social gathering, actually could have involved in-depth political discussions on the 2022 General Election

    On his part, Atwoli maintained that it was just a meeting of friends over a meal and nothing more.

    However, Peter Kenneth's Communications Director Alhajj Amin has since revealed that discussions on BBI and the way forward were tabled.

    MPs Maoka Maore (Igembe North), Junet Mohamed (Suna East), and William Kamket (Tiaty) were also present.

    Leaders pictured at Francis Atwoli's Ildamat home in Kajiado County on August 16, 2020.
    Leaders pictured at Francis Atwoli's Ildamat home in Kajiado County on August 16, 2020.
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