TUJU AND MURATHE BLAMED FOR THE KIAMBAA DEFEAT
Murathe and Tuju have been accused of failing in their responsibility as party leaders to take the party in the right direction and also lead from the front.
A fallout within the ruling Jubilee party has recently been witnessed after the party conceded defeat in the Kiambaa by-election. Uhuru allies have come out guns blazing, blaming the parties top officials, especially Tuju and Murathe for the loss.
However, yesterday Tuju published the claims that him and Murathe were the cause of Thursday by-election at Kiambaa saying that no individual should be blamed because they campaigned as a party and not as individuals.
Jubilee's secretary general Raphhael Tuju.Photo/courtesy
“I have heard that some people are saying that we were responsible, I am only a secretary general and an employee of the party. Some of the high ranking members who have said that are my bosses. It will be impolite for me to respond to their claims, “he retaliated (PD)
Some of Uhuru close allies led by Kieni constituency member of parliament Kanini Kega have come out to point an accusation finger on Murathe and Tuju, claiming that they have failed in responsibility as party leaders to take the party in the right direction and also lead from the front. Kanini said that him and other Jubilee members have given the two an ultimatum of one week resign, failure to this, they will be forcefully evicted from the office.
“We never saw them on the ground during the campaign period. For us to move forward as a strong party, they have to quit so that we can inject new blood of leadership, “he said.
Kieni's MP Kanini Kega.Photo/courtesy
Murathe on the other hand has shifted the blame to party officials whom he claims were given money for the campaign but never utilized it for the same.
“Those who bungled the Kiambaa by-election must account for the money we gave them for the election campaigns, Murathe said.
The highly anticipated election, which was, billed as a face of between Uhuru and Ruto , saw the latter win, with Njuguna Wanjiku of United Democratic Alliance(UDA) win against Jubilee’s Kariri Njama.The two garnered 21,773 votes and 21,263 respectively.
The defeat at Kiambaa as forced the Jubilee party to call a crisis meeting, in a move to recollect themselves and set records straight before the 2022 general elections.