The UDA government will not seek to punish local administrators should Deputy President William Ruto take over as the next President, it has emerged.
He has repeatedly alleged that the administrators are being used by the state to fight a Ruto presidency and help install ODM leader Raila Odinga as President.
But party's Secretary of Legal Affairs Edward Muriu has said that there are no plans to get back at them if Ruto wins, calling for calm among the mentioned.
"Chiefs and other assistants should know that their work will not be affected once we take over the government,” he told The Star on Friday.
Muriu has also explained why very few people are coming up to vie for UDA party tickets in Mt Kenya desire the popularity the party is said to have there.
He argues that this is because the party is still young and interested candidates would rather sit on the fence and observe the situation before joining.
The Gatanga parliamentary hopeful on the UDA ticket said that by February everybody will be trooping to UDA, terming it the party to beat in Mt Kenya.
“Even aspirants not in UDA are interested to see how it fairs. Like when Kang’ata said he had been endorsed by Ruto as the governor candidate of his choice in Murang’a, even people who were not in the party came out to fight him," he is quoted.
The party was formed by Ruto and team following their exit from the Jubilee Party after Ruto's fallout with President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Jubilee leader.
The DP is expected to use the party's ticket in his bid to succeed the outgoing Uhuru.
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