Raila behind Ruto, Jubilee woes with handshake- Kitayama

The handshake

By MN Reporter

Kuria East Member of Parliament Marwa Kitayama has blamed the current wrangles in ruling Jubilee Party on the ‘handshake’ between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.

Kitayama said it was well in Jubilee until Uhuru and Raila met in state house early last year and agreed in the famous ‘handshake’.

The Member of Parliament revealed that as members of Jubilee Party they are yet to understand the ‘deep discussion’ Raila and Uhuru had in state house which has not been made public.

“As for now as a Jubilee Member of Parliament we still believe what President Uhuru told us during the last campaigns that Uhuru will lead the country for ten years and Ruto will also go another ten years,” Kitayama told the press at Kegonga in Kuria East when he met education stakeholders on Wednesday.

The vocal Jubilee law maker said they believe the President and his Deputy are honesty to each other and they will not break the verbal agreement.

Kitayama feared that the ‘handshake’ which has been praised for bringing down political temperature in the country could break the ruling coalition after it emerged that section of opposition leaders celebrate every ‘crack’ in Jubilee.

The legislature said the small communities in Kenya supported the Uhuru-Ruto led coalition after they united the Kalenjin and Gikuyus following 2007 Post Election Violence.

He said the agreement between Uhuru and Ruto united Kenyans more than any other leadership in the Kenyan history.

‘We as small communities we supported the Uhuru-Ruto led Jubilee coalition. We believed it was founded on honest ground with motive of uniting Kenyans more than before,’ Marwa added.

Kitayama however agreed that the ‘handshake’ has helped to bring unity among Kenyans after the heated 2018 general elections but blamed section of leaders who want to divide Kenyans more for their own selfish political gains.

The former embattled Jubilee Deputy Chair David Murathe has vowed to seek Supreme Court constitutional interpretation on whether Deputy President William Ruto is fit to vie Presidential election in 2022 after the end of his ten years as Kenyas Deputy President.

According to Murathe the tier, President and his Deputy will be heading home after the end of their constitutional ten year period.

Murathe statement has been interpreted by Rutos allies as political and plot to end his political career within Jubilee Party.