Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo has joined a growing list of leaders from Mt Kenya who are cautioning President Kenyatta against defaulting on his promise to support Deputy President William Ruto in 2022.
Kabogo said were it not for Ruto, Uhuru could not have won in the 2013 and 2017 elections.
Where Raila gets into, things turn bad… if indeed this handshake was to bring peace, why did they not involved Ruto and Kalonzo Musyoka? We would now be enjoying peace
Kabogo questioned the motive behind the 2018 March handshake between the President and ODM leader Raila Odinga, saying if it was genuinely meant to bring peace, it would have involved other leaders.
The politician spoke in an interview with Emoo FM, a radio station broadcasting in Kalenjin language and owned by MediaMax, a media house associated with Uhuru’s family.
“I know where DP and the President started their political union. Uhuru and I drove to Ruto’s Karen home. We sat under a tree for three days negotiating a working relationship…Ruto helped Uhuru to win. Do you think we would have won without Ruto?”
Kiambu Governor Ferninard Waititu has called on Uhuru to be cautious while dealing with the former PM, saying his history of destroying political parties was clear.
“We know that Raila Odinga destroyed Kanu, Narc and now Nasa. We should not entertain him if our Jubilee agenda for Kenya is to be implemented,” Waititu said.
Waititu maintained that Mt Kenya vote block will back the Deputy President for the top seat in 2022.
“We want to make it clear that as people from Mt Kenya, we are not political conmen. We promised in 2013 that we support President Kenyatta for 10 years and Ruto for another 10 years. Our agreement still stands,” he said.
Starehe MP Charles Njagua told off Nominated MP Maina Kamanda for his spirited efforts to block the Deputy President from taking over the leadership of the country in 2022.
“Some people should stop directing their anger at the Deputy President simply because they lost during the last general election. They should blame the voters on their loss and not Ruto,” he said.