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According to Murkomen, Uhuru's bid to unite the country should start by him uniting Jubilee.

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has told President Uhuru Kenyatta to fire Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju and Vice chairman David Murathe from the party.

Speaking on Friday, Murkomen noted that if the president is keen on uniting the country, he should start by uniting his party.

He accused the two (Tuju and Murathe) of consistently disrespecting dDeputy President William Ruto.

“I want to be very candid with the President… If you want to preach the gospel of uniting Kenya, start by uniting Jubilee. Chase and fire Tuju and Murathe so that we know what you said about uniting the country you mean it,” he said.

Reacting to Tuju’s statement on banning DP Ruto and his allies from Jubilee, Murkomen noted that they are in Jubilee by choice, adding that their money is what finances the party, and as such, they will continue visiting the party headquarters.

“We want to tell Tuju we are members of Jubilee by choice, we were elected to become members of Jubilee, we campaigned and looked for votes so that you became relevant to hold that office. You cannot tell us we will not meet in that office in Pangani, my friend, we’ll be there Monday, Tuesday… for as long as our money is funding that office, we shall be in that office,” he said.

Jubilee bans Ruto from Pangani Headquarters

Addressing the media on Friday, Tuju accused Ruto of using the party’s headquarters in Pangani, Nairobi to operationalise his 2022 campaign.

"We would like to be absolutely clear, that we serve one President at a time. The DP, a self-declared 2022 presidential candidate, will not be allowed to use the party HQ as a centre of operationalization of his campaigns and for intimidation," Tuju said.

"The NMC has resolved that the Deputy President will not use the party headquarters for his brand of so called hustler politics. We will not allow an attempted power grab as happened yesterday," he added.