Political tensions in the country have been building up since Deputy President William Ruto made allegations on a group of Cabinet Secretaries plotting for his assassination with the Jubilee Party facing the greatest rift.
In a quick rejoinder, Elgeiyo Marawakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, a close ally to Ruto, took onto his Twitter account to claim that the country is on autopilot, claims which has since caused controversy especially from the members of the Kieleweke, an Mt. Kenya political group against Ruto’s 2022 succession.
We are officially on autopilot ! 😢😔😞
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) June 24, 2019
Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu has now gone forth to tell off Murkomen reminding him that President Uhuru Kenyatta is still the head of the country and Jubilee party hence the country cant be under autopilot.
Ngunjiri argues that such claims are meant to discredit Uhuru amid rifts that are being observed in the Jubilee party.
“DEAR SENATOR – KENYA IS NOT ON AUTO-PILOT.
Hon Kipchumba Murkomen, the Jubilee Majority Leader for Senate & Senator for Elgeyo Marakwet on behalf of Jubilee would like us to believe that the Jubilee Party Leader, President & Commander-In-Chief of Kenya Defense Forces HE Uhuru Kenyatta; is not in-charge of the country”, read Ngunjiri’s Facebook post.
Such remarks are coming in while the party is facing the greatest rift with some MPs threatening to withdraw their monthly contributions to the party to push for the sacking of Tuju. The MPs are accusing Tuju of plotting to undermine Ruto’s 2022 presidency.