Kenya Kwanza’s troubles deepened on Tuesday after The Service Party (TSP) led by former Agriculture Cabinet secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri announced that it had quit joint campaigns. Speaking during a press conference, Kiunjuri cited discrimination and hypocrisy as the reasons behind their decision.
He submitted that Kenya Kwanza’s top leaders were mistreating partner parties while only giving the limelight to UDA aspirants. Kiunjuri faulted the Ruto-led alliance for having two faces and hence cannot be trusted.
"Common sense dictates that when you are in a coalition, you need to work as a team. You cannot pretend in the day that you are in a coalition and at night you are not," said Kiunjuri.
Kiunjuri further warned that if those vices within Kenya Kwanza are not addressed, they will have dire consequences for William Ruto. He observed that there was a lot of sibling rivalry and attention-seeking within the coalition that was sabotaging its functionality.
"The emerging conflict, sibling rivalry, protection of territory, and attention-seeking are of concern because this could easily resort to unwanted consequences for our presidential candidate if not well managed," added Kiunjuri.
From the Tuesday meeting, the party leadership resolved to withdraw from Kenya Kwanza joint campaigns and focus on their individual campaigns. Announcing this decision, Kiunjuri stated that will now focus on campaigning for TSP candidates only.
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