Two Jubilee leaders from Murang’a County have been dared to quit the party over their continued attacks on President Uhuru Kenyatta and his development agenda.
Addressing journalists on Monday at Kenol town, Jubilee Party Murang’a Chairman Simon Gikuru asked Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro and his Kandara counterpart Alice Wahome to leave the party.
Gikuru, who was flanked by several members of the Murang’a County Assembly blasted the two leaders, who are close allies of Deputy President William Ruto, over their incessant attacks on President Kenyatta.
“It is so sad to see leaders elected under Jubilee resort to that. This is inciting residents against the party and bringing more divisions even among leaders,” said Gikuru.
The Murang’a leaders vowed to summon party delegates in the county to chart the political fate of the two MPs.
Over the weekend, the Kandara and Kiharu MPs accused President Kenyatta of hiding behind the March 9, 2018, handshake with Raila Odinga to frustrate DP Ruto’s presidential ambitions.
The Tanga Tanga MPs demanded that the President changes the way he treats his deputy going forward.
Nyoro criticised the President, terming him a dictator, and vowed to continue opposing the Building Bridges Initiative.
On her part, Wahome repeated her earlier incendiary comments that the President still remains an existential threat to the economy.
“If the President is tired of Dr. Ruto, he should ensure he gives back the votes he convinced electorates to give to Uhuru during the 2013 and 2017 General Elections. It is unfair, wrong and unrealistic for the President to use Dr. Ruto as a bridge to clinch the Presidency and then later dump him,” said the Kiharu MP.
Nyoro said that he is ready to lose his role in the National Assembly committee rather than betray his people by abandoning Ruto’s 2022 bandwagon.
A seemingly furious Nyoro asked the state to stop intimidating and harassing him and the leaders who are affiliated with him.
“I respect the President who is like a father to me but I differ with his leadership style. It was unfortunate for the President to shortchange Dr. Ruto with Raila Amollo Odinga,” he remarked.
The Kiharu MP said that had Uhuru been in an alliance with Raila, he would not have clinched the presidency.
He claimed that some powerful sources within the Jubilee government were spending sleepless planning on how to bring down the DP and leaders allied to him.
Speaking on Monday against Nyoro and Wahome’s antics, Kimorori Wempa MCA Amos Murigi asked the two MPs to follow the example set by previous leaders who hailed from the constituencies they represent.
“Matiba who used to represent the people of Kiharu resigned in 1988 from Kanu and so did Kaggia who used to represent the people of Kandara ditch Kanu in 1966 for KPU,” said Murigi.
He added that the rebel MPs should be reprimanded for continued 2022 politicking.
“We wonder why it is only Murang’a leaders who continue leading the onslaught against the President. Give the President peace to do development in the remaining two years,” he said
Stanley Mburu, Makuyu ward MCA, echoed similar sentiments while his Ichagaki colleague, Charles Mwangi, warned that the attack on the President must stop.