Jubilee MPs demand dissolution of parliament over Murathe’s utterances

Siria MP John Walukhe who has threatened to start the parliament dissolution process over ex-Jubilee vice chair David Murathe's remarks PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi,KENYA: A section of members of parliament allied to the Jubilee party want parliament dissolved and the country goes for snap elections, following the utterances by former Jubilee vice chair David Murathe that deputy president William Ruto is not fit to vie for the 2022 general elections.

In a media briefing at parliamentary buildings, Sirisia member of parliament John Walukhe and his counterpart, nominated mp Halima Mucheke ,said that there is a need for parliament to be dissolved and leaders seek a fresh mandate arguing that there is confusion on matters related to running of the government .

The MPs have said that they are initiating mechanisms of seeing that the legislature is dissolved , indicating that 85 percent of members of parliament are of the view that parliament should be dissolved and have the leaders seek a fresh mandate from electorates .

“85 percent members of parliament are busy signing, we want this parliament to be dissolved, we go and seek a new mandate from the people of Kenya .”Walukhe said

“We are tired from what is going on. We want to know who is who in this government .”He added

They turned the heat on opposition chief Raila Odinga accusing him of tearing apart Jubilee party after the handshake which transpired after the 2017 general elections.

The legislators insisted that they are supporting Ruto’s presidential bid come  2022, pointing that he has proved his capability through the implementation of the government’s big four agendas.

There has been a political storm in the Jubilee camp after the then Vice chair David Murathe insisted that Ruto is not fit to vie for the 2022 presidential elections, utterances which have ignited political temperatures especially in Jubilee forcing Murathe to resign from his position .