William Ruto allies are happy that ODM taking Jubilee hostage

A group of MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto is celebrating how Raila Odinga’s ODM has taken Jubilee ‘hostage.’

There have been simmering tensions between ODM MPs and Kileleweke counterparts over the sharing house committee membership after the dethroning of Ruto allies.

And moments after two female senators exchanged blows last week, two of the DP’s confidants were heard saying they were happy with ODM’s hard stance on scooping House committee leadership seats. They said even those who have been celebrating their removal have also been kicked out of their positions to pave way for the ‘bully’ ODM members.

One of the MPs is a first-timer from Mt Kenya who said, ” God is great, it is unraveling and we are happy. They thought they were going to push ODM around after throwing us out.”

On Saturday the vocal Jubilee Vice Chairman David Muarathe had warned ODM leader Raila Odinga and his party to quit the handshake if not satisfied with the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Murathe claimed that consultations had broken down and Jubilee was extending favor to ODM on the committee positions.

 

David Murathe
David Murathe

“There is no room for further consultation. As for the ODM, we are doing them a favor by accommodating them in committee leadership posts.

“They cannot come and make demands telling us who to include. That is our business and it is concluded,” he stated.

The bone of contention in the row was after ODM fronted Otiende Omolo to chair the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC), a move that was blatantly rejected by President Uhuru.

Murathe’s comments were viewed as signaling the beginning of an end to the handshake between Uhuru and Raila which was formed in 2018.

However, Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu fired back at  Murathe over his comments on Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) demanding leadership positions.

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Wambugu responded by posting a screengrab of the story and noted that the Jubilee Party Vice Chairman would swallow his own words.

“How many days do you think it will take before he swallows these words?” wrote Wambugu as he accompanied the comment with the ‘we will protect the handshake’ hashtag.

The Nyeri Town MP noted that Parliament had been ‘cleaned’ following the ouster of perceived rebels from Parliamentary leadership.

“We have cleaned the house inside out. We are now draining the swamp outside near the gazebo, to rid the house of mosquitoes,” stated Wambugu.

 

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