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David Wakairu Murathe


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Keeping up with the Kenyattas

Like most Kalenjin the two politicians resent of the President's treatment of his Deputy William Ruto (a Kalenjin) now practically excluded from all aspects of government by a squad of the President's closest advisers led by Jubilee Party deputy chairman David Murathe in alliance with Raila Odinga's key men in the Orange Democratic Movement...


The Kenyatta-Odinga deal starts fraying

Among the luncheon guests at Atwoli's ranch that day were Jubilee Party vice-chair David Murathe newly-elected Majority Chief Whip in the National Assembly Jubilee's Richard Maoka Maore former MP and one-time presidential candidate and businessman Peter Kenneth and Siaya Senator and Odinga confidante James Orengo...


Uhuru takes it out on his party

David Murathe the combative former parliamentarian and one of the president's best friends has called for Ruto's expulsion from the party accusing him of corruption...


The fight for Jubilee

David Murathe who last year resigned as Jubilee Vice-Chair but now says that his resignation was not accepted has floated the idea which could be covered by the BBI process of Kenyatta becoming an executive prime minister with Odinga as a titular president after 2022...


Jockeying for position

One option mooted by close allies of Kenyatta including former Jubilee Vice-Chair and Kenyatta aide David Murathe is the president staying on as an 'executive' prime minister...


Spending on the hoof

Among them is his brother Muhoho long-term friend David Wakairu Murathe the former Jubilee Party vice chairman the powerful interior principal secretary Karanja Kibicho former Kiambu governor William Kabogo former Solicitor General and now Deputy Chief of Staff at State House Njee Muturi and Kinuthia Mbugua State House Comptroller (AC Vol 60 No 9 Belt road and pork barrel)...


Belt, road and pork barrel

Tanga Tanga are opposed by the Kieleweke (Let's make it clear) group also from Mount Kenya and led by long-time Kenyatta confidant David Wakairu Murathe Nairobi MP Maina wa Kamanda Nyeri Town MP Wambugu Ngunjiri and former MP Peter Kenneth...


The President's anger

This fear has been reinforced by the open repudiation of Ruto by prominent Kikuyu leaders in the Mount Kenya area who were defeated in the last election led by Martha Karua Peter Kenneth Kembi Gitura and Uhuru's close friend David Wakairu Murathe who has been forced out of Jubilee Party chairmanship for his pains (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...


Down the autocrat's alley

In a television interview last September David Wakairu Murathe the Jubilee Party Deputy Chairman and a confidant of the President said: 'What this country now needs is a benevolent dictator...


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