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Prof. Kisiang'ani: Here is what DP Ruto must know about Murathe

Martin Murigi
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Deputy President William Ruto at a past event. [Source: William Samoei Ruto/Facebook]

Renowned political commentator Edward Kisiang'ani has shared his thoughts on the trending Tuesday night televised interview featuring former Jubilee Party interim Vice Chairman David Murathe.

Speaking to Citizen TV, Murathe reiterated his opposition to Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential bid and vowed to use all means, both political and legal, to ensure he is not on the ballot.

Although he noted he was not speaking on behalf of President Uhuru Kenyatta, the outspoken politician denounced the existence of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Uhuru and his deputy over the next general election.

"I want to challenge those complaining; let them show any agreement deposited with the registrar or anything legally binding which says the President or the party should support Ruto," he said.

The remarks have been rubbished by a section of DP'S close allies as sponsored attacks aimed at derailing Ruto's presidential ambition.

"Kenyans will not be surprised because it seems that most sponsors of this political conman are hell-bent to prepare the ground for what we call political endorsement," said Nandi Senator Samson Cherergai.

Kisiang'ani, however, has cautioned DP's camp against dismissing the former Gatanga MP who is said to be President Kenyatta's confidant.

"Sometime back I made honest observations about David Murathe. Some people agreed with me but others dismissed me. Now you know Murathe is not your penniless drinking pal in your village ka-bar! Ignore him at your own peril," he said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Kisiang'ani is a distinguished professor and teaches history at Kenyatta University.

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