ANC's Musalia Mudavadi and the former UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Mukhisa Kituyi have announced their intentions to contest for the presidency, with a number of leaders led by Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli and Governor Wycliffe Oparanya supporting ODM boss Raila Odinga.
Khalwale who is planning to contest for the Kakamega's Gubernatorial post under UDA ticket has been under pressure from a section of leaders from the region, who have recognized his popularity and following, urging him to ditch Ruto and support Mudavadi.
As quoted by the Standard, the professional medic said that he is not following Ruto blindly and that his decision was as a result of finding a place to call home where the needs of his electorates will be attended to.
He went on to state that he can only declare his support for the former Finance Minister if he does what the residents from the region want.
"I'm appealing to Mudavadi to do what locals want if he wants us to support him. I'm supporting Deputy President William Ruto because we must change the conversation through empowering locals," he said.
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