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Another Headache for Ruto as 2 Popular Kenya Kwanza Politicians Clash, Vow Not to Share a Stage

Sibling rivalry is yet again threatening to ruin deputy president William Ruto’s chances of scooping a good number of votes from the lower eastern region. This is after former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama declared that he will not share any political podium with Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua.

Speaking to Nation, Muthama noted that Mutua is free to campaign for Ruto and his candidates but distanced himself from dining and campaigning with Mutua. This was evident during DP Ruto’s two previous visits to Machakos where he was hosted by Governor Mutua. Muthama was a no-show on both occasions.

“Mutua can go to any corner of this country and campaign for my presidential candidate and campaign for his candidate also but it is not a must that we dine together. It is not a must that we go together on the same political platform,” said Mr. Muthama.

Muthama, who is the UDA national chairman, has maintained that for him to work with Mutua, the latter must apologize to Machakos residents for misleading them for 10 years. He also held that governor Mutua must also produce the tractors that he alleged he had bought to help Machakos residents plough their land.

“If we have to work together, he needs to, first of all, apologize to Machakos people for cheating them. Show now without fear of contradiction the tractors that you said you bought to be ploughing farms in Machakos. With all those things around Mutua, it was wrong for me to go and say now I’ll start working with this guy,” added Muthama.

The rivalry between the two has also been fueled by the fact that Muthama is vying for the Machakos governor post on a UDA ticket while governor Alfred Mutua is supporting his deputy Eng. Francis Maliti who is contesting on Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap ticket.

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