Jubilee Party Vice Chair David Murathe has delved into damning remarks allegedly made by DP Ruto, and which according to him, may have affected the relationship between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy.
In an interview with Inooro TV on Sunday night, Murathe sensationally claimed that the second in command was heard back-biting Uhuru as a drunkard at the height of the 2017 re-election campaign.
According to Murathe, the speech allegedly made in Kalenjin dialect, was relayed to Uhuru by intelligence agents.
The Jubilee party vice chairman maintained that this may have seen the relationship between the two take a different turn and may have contributed to the head of state’s decision to cut the DP’s powers during the second and final term of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“There is a day Ruto spoke in his native language and told his supporters to vote for Uhuru because as he drinks, I will be running the government,” Murathe claimed.
“It was during the funeral of the late Mark Too. The government always has a way of knowing some of these things. I suspect that was one of the reasons Uhuru decided to sideline Ruto was this statement,” added the former Gatanga MP.
The Jubilee party vice chair also took issues with DP Ruto’s recent remarks made on Citizen TV stating that Jubilee is run and managed by people who are “hardly sobber.
“He should stop hiding behind us (officials). He is the deputy party leader and above him is the party leader, there are a number of officials who are above me so when he insults people like Murathe, how can a vice chairman be calling the shots, those indults are directed at someone else,” the Jubilee Vice Chairman stated.
Kenyaleo.co.ke could not independently verify the truth behind the sensational claims made by Murathe with a local publication that attempted to verify the claims quoting a source within DP Ruto’s team stating that they “have serious priorities as hustler nation, the cabal that is ever drunk is not one of them”.
He also revisited an earlier incident in which EWlgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen alleged that he (Murathe) was drunk during an interview on Citizen TV.
“I was very tired and had a glass of water and Murkomen alleged it was alcohol. They revert to insults when they are unable to debate and that is why I told him to join me in drinking.
“If at all we are drunk and giving them jitters, what about if we deal with them when sober?” Murathe questioned jokingly.