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Trouble in Kenya Kwanza as Names of Members Planning to Leave on Tuesday Emerge

A number of leaders from the Mt Kenya region who are allied to the Kenya Kwanza alliance might begin trooping out beginning Tuesday, it has emerged.

This comes at a time when the Deputy President William Ruto-led camp is considered the most supported political alliance in the region.

But some leaders are aggrieved that the alliance has been mistreating them, by among others denying them a chance to campaign, and want to exit.

The Daily Nation has found out that the leaders have planned a crisis meeting on Tuesday, where chances are high that a resolution to leave might be passed.

Among the aggrieved members are members of the Chama Cha Kazi and TSP parties, with TSP boss and former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri no longer being seen attending Kenya Kwanza rallies.

Among the unhappy leaders likely to leave are Nyandarua Speaker Wahome Ndegwa of CCK and TSP Nyandarua Woman Rep aspirant Judy Muhia.

Also in the group is TSP Secretary General Waithaka Kirika, who is eyeing the Nyandarua governor seat, currently held by Jubilee's Francis Kimemia.

Ndegwa has lamented of being denied a chance to speak when Ruto visited the region, a plan that enjoys the backing of his party leader Moses Kuria, and says that Kenya Kwanza is trying to suppress members of the other parties in favour of UDA candidates.

“We don't support the Deputy President because he belongs to UDA. We love him for standing with our community and for walking with us during very difficult times,” he told the paper.

Mr Kirika said that they indeed plan on abandoning Kenya Kwanza on Tuesday.

"We have received concerns from candidates from all over Central Kenya, which has necessitated the convening of a crisis meeting to discuss the way forward, we have no business remaining in a coalition where we are not wanted," he said.

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