Murathe insists Ruto should not vie for Presidency, warns he’ll go to court
Jubilee party Vice Chairman David Murathe has maintained that Deputy President William Ruto should not run for Presidency in 2022.
Murathe argues that there is no way that someone who has been a Deputy President for two terms would still want to become president of this country.
“In effect, if he automatically becomes president without going for the mandate from the mwananchi (citizen) then that is why 148 says you cannot run again. Na nitaenda mpaka Supreme Court. Sisi hatucheki na watu,” Murathe said.
Chapter 9 (148) (6) of the Constitution states that the term of office of the Deputy President shall run from the date of the swearing in of the Deputy President, and shall end–
(a) when the person next elected President at an election under Article 136 (2)(a) is sworn in;
(b) on the Deputy President assuming the office of President;
According to Murathe, the Constitution is very clear that nobody can run for President or Deputy President for more than two terms.
He added that the presidency involves two people which means the two cannot run for either of the two posts after the completion of their two terms.
“If the President is not here, then who is President? Si ni deputy?” he posed.
The Jubilee party Vice Chairman was speaking during the burial of Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju’s brother Kefa Oduor Tuju at Ralingo village in Rarieda Constituency on Saturday.
Other leaders present included Siaya Senator James Orengo, ODM party Chairman John Mbadi, MPs Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Otiende Amolo (Rarieda), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem) and former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth among others.
They called on all Kenyans to embrace the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga.
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