Murathe Warning to Kalonzo After Ditching Azimio Coalition and Announcing his Presidential Bid.
Jubilee Vice Chairman, David Murathe has warned Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka against rocking the Azimio boat.
His sentiments comes after Mr. Musyoka announced his presidential bid after missing out on running mate slot.
Speaking on Sunday, May 22, In an interview with NTV on Kalonzo’s Chief Minister position, Murathe said Raila Odinga went out of his way to offer Kalonzo a non-existent post to woo Ukambani votes.
Murathe argued that the Chief Minister position created within the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition party would only have existed if the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) sailed through.
“The Chief Minister’s portfolio offered to Kalonzo and Musalia Mudavadi (in the Kenya Kwanza alliance) does not exist in the law. It was to be created in the BBI which they (Kenya Kwanza) opposed and are now using to make those positions.
“You can have a Chief Minister the way Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i is, but you ought to be a minister first in charge of the coordination of government affairs. That ranks you above all the other ministers,” he said.
Murathe Warning to Kalonzo
Murathe warned Wiper leader against rocking the Azimio boat, noting that his fate was already sealed and he will only be given the position of the Speaker of the National Assembly and nothing more.
He said the position of the Speaker of the National Assembly is anchored in the Constitution.
The Jubilee vice chair also watered down Kalonzo’s presidential aspirations, arguing that it would not have an impact on the candidature of Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua.
“Kalonzo publicly announced that he was supporting Raila for the third time unconditionally, meaning he would not make any demands. He must be honest with himself when he runs away from Azimio after missing out on the running mate slot.
“Thus, Kalonzo is still within Azimio as the agreement he signed says he cannot leave six months before elections and three months after. The reason for that clause is to bar principals from declaring allegiance to the other formation.
Meanwhile, Kitui Governor, Charity Ngilu, stated that she is ready to take up the role offered to Kalonzo, in case the former Vice President is hell-bent on running for the Presidency.