Deputy President William Ruto wants Jubilee party Secretary General Raphael Tuju and Vice chairman David Murathe out of the ruling party’s leadership positions.
Appearing in an interview with Weru TV on Sunday September 6, 2020, Ruto said that God would remove Tuju and Murathe from the party’s leadership if people don’t do so.
He said: “Ikishindikana sana tutaomba mungu awaondoe [If we are defeated, we’ll pray so that God removes them]…because they are the biggest threats to us having politics based on ideology, on policy on program rather than having politics that is retrogressive.”
He proceeded: “If there is one thing that Uhuru Kenyatta and I should leave behind is a united strong national party in the name of Jubilee.”
He rubbished claims that he was sidelined in the running of government even after his allies had raised an alarm.
He was asked: “Do you attend cabinet meetings?” he shot back at his host asking him: “How does that concern you? Have you heard that I missed any Cabinet meeting? I attend all the Cabinet meetings as the Deputy President.”
He also didn’t give a decisive answer on whether he supports the Building Bridges Initiative to amend the constitution and introduce a third tier layer of governance.
“Wewe unajua mahali gani ya katiba inabadilishwa? Hiyo ripoti ya BBI wewe umesoma? Hiyo ni maoni yake mimi sijui [Do you know which section of the Constitution is being amended? Have you read that BBI report? That’s his opinion],” he responded.