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Aisha Jumwa's message to Uhuru, Raila after Murathe's statement

Sim Ali
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Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa alongside Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka. [Source/Aisha Jumwa]

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga to look into the recent statements made by the Jubilee Party vice chairman David Murathe.

During last week's Maragoli Cultural Festival hosted by ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi in Vihiga County, Murathe publicly said Mt Kenya region will not back Deputy President William Ruto during 2022 general elections.

Jumwa who has declared his support for Ruto's 2022 presidential bid, said Murathe's utterances were reckless and could easily scuttle unity talks initiated by Uhuru and Raila in the spirit of handshake.

According to her, the statement could leave the country divided politically despite efforts made by the president and opposition leader to bridge political differences among Kenyans.

"We should be wary of Murathe's reckless comments. He doesn't mean well for our country," said the ODM lawmaker, on December 31 a shown in this video.

Meanwhile, three MPs allied to Ruto also dismissed Murathe's statement saying Ruto will be the country's president in 2022.

Murathe and former Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando said there was no pact between Ruto and Uhuru. 

The three include; Emmanuel Wangwe (Navakholo), Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani) and Justus Murunga (Matungu).

They also accused Cotu Secretary-General Francis Atwoli of inviting Murathe and Kabando to the festival to discredit Ruto.


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