Kiunjuri Festus Mwangi, former member of Parliament for Kieni constituency and Cs for agriculture. Kiunjuri was fired early January when the President reshuffled the Cabinet, however controversials has ever sparked since the firing of the former Cs.
Questions have however rose on why Kiunjuri finalised registration of his new party The Service Party, just days before being sacked. The vocal kikuyu leader is known to be the deputy president's man.
With the chances of deputy president using the jubilee certificate for his 2022 race looking minimal, he might be forced to settle for another party. Ruto is known to be a politically intelligent individual with calculated moves.
Pointing out Kibra election that was easily won by ODMs Imran Okoth, showed how Ruto is isolated man when other members allied to Jubilee supported the ODM candidate. Murathe has always insisted that the president won't hand power to a 'thief' and if the president close ally is speaking the president's mind then it will be wise for Ruto to seek presidency with another party.
Ruto's strategists have tens of alternatives. Revival of URP might be complex option for the Dp, after it was registered under the Jubilee alliance. Registering a new party will also be a complex option considering that he might be denied the opportunity.
Former Mandera senator Billow Kerrow's party Economic Freedom Party( EFP), Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto's Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) and Kiunjuri's Service Party, which insiders believe that it is the best bet, will all be on table for the deputy president.
Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula and Kalonzo Musyoka are also available for the Dp, since the trio can never join Raila’s camp. Studying the BBI rally that was held in Bukhungu stadium, the two decided not to attend and instead held a parallel meeting in mumias and were denied by the state. Details have it that president's intervention on phone made the two attend. Kalonzo on his side was sidelined in the Kitui BBI rally in favour of Charity Ngilu.
With the strong financial Muscle he has the deputy president might unite Kiunjuri, Mudavadi, Kalonzo and Wetangula to form or join one of the parties.
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