Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has sensationally claimed that Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is a supporter of Deputy President William Ruto.
Speaking on Wednesday, June 22, at the burial of former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto’s mother, the Senator claimed that Kenya Kwanza was assured of Margaret’s vote come the August 9 General election.
According to the lawmaker, President Uhuru Kenyatta had decamped to Azimio alone after his fallout with the DP, who went on to form the United Democratic Alliance.
“The only person who joined Azimio is Uhuru, and we know Margaret will vote for us. Even her face tells it. The person whose change we should pray for is Uhuru Kenyatta.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen addresses residents at Keben Secondary School in Kericho County on Friday, October 15, 2021
Twitter “If we add with those we decamped with and those in the new alliance, I believe we are winning the next election by 65 per cent and up,” he noted.
Margaret, who is the wife of President Uhuru Kenyatta, has, however, always shunned the political limelight and has never publicly announced her preferred political party.
She ascended to the First Lady’s chair in 2013 after Uhuru won the elections while in an alliance with the DP. Since the fallout between the two leaders, Uhuru has thrown his weight, albeit silently, to Azimio Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga.
While attending the funeral, Justin Muturi challenged the Head of State to make public the root cause of his fallout with the DP.
He argued that Kenyans deserve to know what broke up the harmonious relationship between the duo.
“You know, it is wrong for President Uhuru to wait for August 9, to rest before telling Kenyans what went wrong between him and William Ruto. Kenyans deserve to be told,” he explained.
Other leaders called for the independence of the National Police Service as the date of the election draws closer.
DP William Ruto has always maintained that he does not know why his powers were usurped after the 2018 handshaking between Uhuru and his DP.
Deputy President William Ruto, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past event.