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The New Politics Of Denial

Deputy President William Ruto's Office on Monday dismissed reports of the DP involvement in talks with ODM leader Raila Odinga to craft an alliance ahead of the 2022 General Election.

This comes in after the DP met the ODM Deputy party leader Oparanya at the Mara lodge. A day after the meeting, Oparanya met Raila allegedly to report to him about what they had discussed with the DP.

According to the former Council of Governors chair, the meeting with the DP was coincidental. Oparanya is believed to be the deal maker between the two leaders something that Mathira MP Gachagua, a close DP ally, rubbished claiming that Oparanya was a man on self political mission.

Ruto has had several meetings with various Governors, MPs and even MCA's in a bid to lay his strategy ahead of the forthcoming elections. These meetings however are attended by some leaders in secrecy in fear of state-sponsored victimization.

Ruto has boasted of having the support of over 140MPs and is confident at winning the presidential race. Kirinyaga Woman Representative Purity Ngirici said Ruto enjoys support across the country and that Raila's support is not necessary.

Allies of the DP from Mt Kenya have also rubbished claims of a possible Raila-Ruto coalition, citing ideological incompatibility between the two leaders.

Late last month Ruto said he is ready to work with anyone with same ideology as his including Raila.

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