Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has waded into the succession debate which has caused a lot of tension in the Jubilee Party.
The political storm which threatens to break the ruling outfit came about after former interim Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe claimed there is no Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto over the 2022 general election.
A section of Jubilee politicians has been talking of the existence of a 2013 agreement that Uhuru will endorse Ruto for the presidency after serving for two terms.
"An MoU is a written document. If there is any MoU between Uhuru and Ruto, I dare them to produce it. There is none," Murathe said.
The outspoken politician further stated that Mount Kenya region, which is Uhuru's backyard, will not support Ruto in his presidential bid since there is no 'debt' owed to him.
Weighing in on the controversial debate, Kabogo acknowledged there was no formal agreement between the two Jubilee leaders but pointed out Uhuru promised to support his deputy to take over power upon his retirement.
"I was at the sitting table that negotiated the TNA, URP merger and I can confirm that it was agreed that the President will support his deputy after serving his two terms. However, the minutes of what was agreed I can tell you doesn't exist. It is nowhere," Kabogo said during an interview on Citizen TV's JKL show.
The former county boss, however, noted the remarks by Murathe against Ruto did not represent the opinion of Mount Kenya region and urged people to ignore him.
"When did Murathe start speaking for Central? Murathe has never spoken on my behalf. He is speaking for himself and we cannot take such people seriously," said Kabogo.
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