Top Jubilee leaders celebrate Murathe’s resignation


Top Jubilee leaders celebrate Murathe's resignation

In Summary

  • Of surprise was the kind of people who were on that hashtag, yes, #KOT was there driving the conversation like they do oh, so well but the number of top politicians on it was the surprising bit.
  • A section of top Jubilee politicians made joyous posts on social media that told of their happiness and relief at Murathe's resignation.
  • Murathe's resignation, which came as a culmination of a series of attacks he had been making at the Deputy President, also caught the eye of political leaders in the opposition.

The resignation of David Murathe as Jubilee Vice-Chairman on Sunday was met with mostly joyous reaction from top political leaders who welcomed his exit.

Soon after announcing his surprise move in a press briefing at his Garden Estate home in Nairobi, David Murathe became a trending topic on Twitter with the hashtag #MuratheResigns coming to life.

But of surprise was the kind of people who were on that hashtag, yes, #KOT was there driving the conversation like they do oh, so well but the number of top politicians on it was the surprising bit.

A section of top Jubilee politicians made joyous posts on social media that told of their happiness and relief at Murathe’s resignation.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was excited, quite literally.

She tweeted: “It’s about time! Viva Jubilee viva,” as she welcomed Murathe’s resignation saying it was “a matter of course.”

Senators Aaron Cheruiyot and Susan Kihika heaved a sigh of relief as Murathe exited his position. They had two words for the former Gatanga MP: “Good Riddance.”

Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa and Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen also had no kind words for Murathe, a man believed to be in the president’s innermost political circle.

Murathe’s resignation, which came as a culmination of a series of attacks he had been making at the Deputy President, also caught the eye of political leaders in the opposition.

Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga felt that even as Murathe resigned, he had already drawn the battle line and delivered a message, whose source is anyone’s guess.

Here are reactions from other leaders:

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