Jubilee has dismissed as rumours reports that party vice-chairperson David Murathe has resigned from his position.
Through a statement from the director of communication Albert Memusi, the ruling party says that the reports are false, urging Kenyans to treat any documents or communication purporting the same with the contempt they deserve.
Jubilee’s statement on Murathe’s resignation reports
The topic “David Murathe” was trending on microblogging site Twitter for the better part of Wednesday afternoon, alleging that the former Gatanga MP had finally resigned from party position.
Murathe announces resignation
In January 6 2019 while at his Garden Estate home in Nairobi, Murathe announced that he is resigning, saying that his position in the party was no longer tenable.
Murathe said that he could not sit in the same National Executive Council with a man (DP William Ruto) he was taking to court to block his 2022 presidential ambitions.
“I now find that it is no longer tenable to stay on as the party vice-chairman. There is no way I am going to sit in the same NEC with someone who feel I am out to block him from ascending to the presidency. I have quit my position,” he said in 2019.
However, on 2nd March 2020, Murathe made an about-turn, claiming that he is still the bonafide vice-chairperson of the party, nine months after he announced his resignation.
He said that he sent the resignation letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is the Jubilee Party leader, but has never received an acknowledgement.
He said that was the basis for him to continue serving in the position.