Murathe: Mutua, Kingi’s move to Kenya Kwanza is of no consequence

Written by on 11 May 2022

Jubilee Party Vice Chairman David Murathe has dismissed Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi’s move to Kenya Kwanza and support Deputy President William Ruto presidential bid.

Speaking on a local television station on Tuesday evening, Murathe argued that the two have no political capital in their backyards.

“It is of no consequence. I don’t think the Machakos Governor has any following in Ukambani. I don’t know what he is going to add to the UDA (United Democratic Alliance) ticket. Same to Kingi,” Murathe said.

He added: “Very soon, some of those people will be disowned by their own parties. Ngilu said yesterday (Monday) that Mutua may have gone but he has not gone with the Kamba votes.”

Murathe says all parties read Azimio agreement

Murathe further stated that contrary to what Mutua said, all parties were given the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition agreement to read and sign.

“Mutua and Kingi actually signed a coalition document with Jubilee before they even signed the Azimio one.

“They are economical with the truth because that is a public document, if anybody wants, they can go to the Registrar of Political Parties. It is a coalition of parties and anyone can access the public document.

“This is the second document they signed. They came, they signed and it is officially deposited in the registrar of political parties, it is a public document,” he stated.

Murathe’s comments came a day after Mutua and Kingi signed a coalition agreement with Ruto-led Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

Mutua said his party Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) signed an agreement with the alliance on Sunday night.

“Unlike in Azimio, we have a copy of what we signed last night,” Mutua said.

Mutua ready to campaign for Ruto

The governor said he is ready to campaign for United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate across the country.

“There is a wind of change in Kenya. We want to campaign for a leader who will be in charge,” he said.

Mutua said Azimio has become a club of a few without any transparency.

“We have been peeping through the window as others take centre stage in decision making. We are not even sure that the document we signed is the same as the one deposited with the registrar of political parties,” he added.

Mutua added that his party has written five letters to Azimio and ORPP and they did not reply.

“Today marks exactly one month since we signed the agreement and we have been excluded from Azimio line-ups, campaign, and funds, and our role after election has not been explained.

Mutua further said five more parties are set to exit Azimio in the coming days.

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