Uhuru Calls Presser Hours After Jubilee Boss David Murathe Disowned Ruto’s Power Deal

Uhuru Calls Presser Hours After Jubilee Boss David Murathe Disowned Ruto's Power Deal

President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to hold a roundtable presser on December 28, 2018 from State House, Mombasa.

According to a statement from State House, the live interview with members of the Fourth Estate is set to run from 7.30 PM and will be aired on several local TV stations including KBC, K24, Citizen TV, NTV and KTN.

During the interview, the President is expected to discuss among other things the progress of the Big 4 Agenda, the building bridges initiative and the war against corruption.

The Head of State is also expected to give a review of the year 2018 and outline Government expectations in 2019.

President Uhuru during an interview with the then Citizen TV anchor and journalist Kanze Dena

The presser comes hours after Jubilee Party vice-chair David Murathe disowned Uhuru’s power deal with his deputy William Ruto.

Speaking on Wednesday in Kakamega during the 39th Maragoli Cultural Festivals, Murathe hit out at the Deputy President telling him to retire in 2022.

“Let you not be deceived by the Tangatanga movement because both Ruto and Uhuru have served their full terms and should retire together,” he stated.

It is likely that the question on Murathe’s sentiments that have caused a stir within the political circles will feature.

“If there is an MOU between Uhuru and Ruto, that is between two individuals. Jubilee has no candidate and we got no debt now.

“President Uhuru and Ruto have shared the government equally. Umekula mkate nusu, nigani ingine unaitisha (You have taken your fair share, what else are you demanding),” Murathe posed.

The premature 2022 succession politics have been a thorny issue that has been threatening to derail Uhuru’s legacy at the helm.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with his deputy William Ruto

During a past public address in Nyeri, President Uhuru had stated: “I am telling them when the right time comes, I will have something to say. I am still a politician. They will be shocked when that time comes,” sentiments that left many guessing on his likely successor.