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Uhuru Breaks Silence Over Ruto, Mudavadi and Wetangula Alliance

Uhuru Breaks Silence Over Ruto, Mudavadi and Wetangula Alliance

President Uhuru Kenyatta stated that Mudavadi and Wetangula should have supported the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader and Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate, Raila Odinga.

Uhuru, who has quietly backed Raila to succeed him when his term expires in August this year, is quoted as saying that the two Western Kenya leaders would have benefited more if they had formed an alliance with the former Prime Minister.

“They just are lost. They would have benefited had they stayed with Raila. Kenyans will be in good hands under Raila’s leadership instead of those people that they are running to,” Uhuru remarked.

This was the first time the President spoke publicly about his feelings about the political agreement reached by Ruto, Musalia, and Wetang’ula as the presidential election campaign gets underway.

Uhuru spoke as the ANC’s hemorrhage continued, with reports that Vihiga Senator George Khaniri is also planning to dump Mudavadi in favor of ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Over the last month, at least six lawmakers have abandoned Mudavadi.

Information obtained from some of the politicians present at the meeting revealed a visibly irritated president who had been let down by people he thought were his “friends.”

The ANC leader, who was launching his presidential campaign, stated that Kenya is bankrupt due to President Kenyatta’s insatiable appetite for loans, corrupt officials, and government agencies’ inaction.

Mudavadi also claimed that the cost of living had reached an all-time high and chastised Kenyatta for plotting his succession rather than addressing the needs of ordinary Kenyans.

“They don’t pay taxes. They are the biggest burden Kenyans have to carry. We must reject their political projects and their sinister schemes in this year’s elections.” He said.

The new agreement between Deputy President William Ruto and ANC President Musalia Mudavadi may complicate the passage of the coalition political parties bill as the Senate debate begins.

In a battle of numbers, their supporters are pitted against those of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga over the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

Uhuru Breaks Silence Over Ruto, Mudavadi and Wetangula Alliance

On Monday, Ruto reiterated that his troops will oppose the Bill, setting the stage for a floor battle.

Deputy President William Ruto will campaign in the vote-rich county of Nakuru on Wednesday.

Ruto will be accompanied by Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula of Ford Kenya.

During a meeting convened at Bomas of Kenya on Sunday, January 23, Mudavadi pledged to work with Wetangula and Ruto in an unexpected move.

Ayub Savula, a Lugari Member of Parliament, revealed what caused the feud between Mudavadi and Raila on Tuesday, January 25.

During a radio interview, the outspoken legislator stated that Cyrus Jirongo told him Raila supported Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya when President Uhuru asked who his preferred successor was.

“At one point during the State House discussions, Uhuru told Raila that they should retire from active politics and back a Luhya but Raila turned his eyes red and stated that they should give it to Oparanya. So Musalia became extremely bitter,” Savula revealed.

The Nakuru Campaign will be the first joint rally held by the three (Ruto, Mudavadi, and Wetangula) following their announcement last Sunday that they will collaborate ahead of the 2022 general election.

The massive rally will take place at the Nakuru Show Ground. Ruto is expected to court the region, which has embraced ODM leader Raila Odinga in recent months.

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Other leaders from the Rift Valley region and across the country are expected to join the DP.

ODM leader Raila Odinga, on the other hand, will take a break to regroup after meeting with Maa community and Mt Kenya Forum leaders on Tuesday.

Uhuru Breaks Silence Over Ruto, Mudavadi and Wetangula Alliance

Uhuru Breaks Silence Over Ruto, Mudavadi and Wetangula Alliance



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