As political temperatures rise by the day, fight to have the numbers and support of Kenyans has intensified after the fallout between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.
DP Ruto and his allies have been busy holding meetings with a number of leaders despite warnings from the government and Jubilee Party leader, Uhuru.
Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu has however said the Kieleweke team cannot continue fighting Ruto and his camp for disobeying the Party’s order.
This is after Jubilee Party Vice Chairman David Murathe issued a statement saying that Kenyans should be ready for a Raila Odinga presidency in 2022.
Ngunjiri said the move by Murathe would seem like the party is campaigning for the ODM leader, Raila, and when Ruto campaigns they speak against his move.
Ngunjiri on Monday told the Kieleweke team who are behind President Uhuru that they should stop early campaigns and focus on delivering the President’s agenda.
He said Ruto and his Tangatanga team should no longer be their issues as Kieleweke adding that the decision to move forward was not personal or about the DP.
“Our issue as #Kieleweke of the need to stop premature campaign and focus on delivering the now-agenda is not personal or about Ruto. It applies to everyone.”
“Personally I would have avoided making such a statement at the moment because we cannot tell people to stop campaigning for DP Ruto but on the other hand start 2022 campaigns for another person,” said Wambugu.
Murathe took many by surprise on Sunday during an interview with KTN when he said that Raila should be rewarded for his struggle and Kenyans should rally behind him in the presidential race.
“We think it’s time Kenyans rewarded the years of struggle of Raila Amollo Odinga. They owe it to him. It’s like Mandela, and 2022 will be a Mandela moment. And we would also like to tell him (Raila) to be a transitional president who will then nurture the young generation to take over in 2027,” said Murathe.