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Mt Kenya Not To Get Deputy President Position In Azimio, Murathe Reveals What They Are Targeting

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President Uhuru Kenyatta publicly threw his weight on the former prime minister Raila Odinga as his preferred successor in the upcoming general elections.

However, Uhuru has received a major setback as since then a large number of politicians from Mount Kenya have defected to join deputy president William Ruto’s party, UDA.

Jubilee Party Vice-Chairman David Murathe has thrown a spanner in the works after declaring that the post of Mr Raila Odinga’s running mate is not reserved for Mt Kenya.

Mr Murathe cited the entry of Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka in to the Azimio la Umoja coalition and his subsequent endorsement of Mr Odinga’s presidential bid for a third time as among develop ments that could alter the long held view.

Mr Murathe was categorical that if winning over Mr Musyoka meant to hand over the running mate slot to him,”so be it.”

“As Mt Kenya, we are not so keen on the number two but our fair share of government, Mr Murathe told the Nation, raising eyebrows. “If that is what it will take to bring Kalonzo, so be it,” he added, as he appeared to suggest the region’s power brokers have probably set their eyes on a much bigger prize.

“If BBI had worked, we could have Prime Minister,” Mr Murathe said, referring to the campaign to amend the constitution under the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

“And BBI is not dead, we are waiting for the Supreme Court verdict. Even if it won’t happen now, it will happen in the future.

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