Many politicians in Kenya have become popular or influencial by joining or leaving their partners. In Kenya since the 2017 elections, there has been a lot of political breakups among top politicians.
Below are the top 4 Political break ups in Kenya that caught many by surprise.
This is the biggest and unexpected break up that caught Kenyans unaware. The break up between the president and deputy president has never happened in Kenya. This was the first time in Kenya that the President and Deputy President have fallen out while in power.
William Ruto started distancing himself from Uhuru Kenyatta since the introduction of BBI and the 2018 peace pact between Uhuru and Raila Odinga. The DP Ruto's camp feared that Uhuru will not back up Ruto come in 2022.
2) Miguna Miguna and Raila Odinga
This was another dramatic fallout that surprised many. Miguna was the closest friend of Raila Odinga and his team, adding that he was the one who swore in Raila Odinga as the President of the people on January 30, 2018. This made Miguna Miguna to be ejected from the Country and this has raised questions about why Raila has done nothing to bring back the Lawyer to Kenya, despite his close relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
3) Ruto and Cate Waruguru
Laikipia Women representative Cate Waruguru ditched DP Ruto's camp in June 2020. For many days, Waruguru had criticised President Kenyatta's handshake with Raila Odinga. But later on, she left Ruto and joined Raila Odinga and Uhuru saying that Ruto had broke 4 promises he made to her.
4) Raila and Aisha Jumwa
Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa left Raila Odinga and joined DP William Ruto in 2018. Her shift in allegiance was surprising as it was not triggered by any known reason.
Those are the top 4 break ups and there are more to come as seen recently. Uhuru Kenyatta may fallout in coming days with his spokesman Raphael Tuju and David Murathe after recent incident where Uhuru chased them from State House.
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