While reacting to the former Cabinet Minister Franklin Bett's sentiments which had argued that the same actually existed, Wambugu denied that there was such a group.
Bett had averred that there were powerful individuals within the Central government who influenced the making of key decisions by the sitting president and also, determine the subsequent successors of the incumbent. Also, he had expressed fears that deputy president Dr William Ruto could be trounced by the system in 2022 general election even if he emerges victorious.
In an ironic response to Bett's remark, the Kieleweke faction of the ruling party Jubilee patron quipped that he disagreed with the same. He ridiculously asserted that the Hustler Nation Bureau, headed by Dennis Itumbi, a blogger associated with Tangatanga had denied the existence of the deep state.
"Meanwhile I disagree strongly with my friend and an elder I respect profoundly, Hon # FranklinBett . A very reliable ‘intelligence bureau’ has told us multiple times that there is nothing in Kenya known as the # DeepState . I believe them," said Wambugu in a Facebook post.
This comes after president Uhuru Kenyatta and his allies, led by the Nyeri Town lawmaker claimed that the powerful individuals surrounding the head of state were referred to as the deep state and the system. They opined that the same team could manipulate presidential elections to determine who wins. They have been fierce critics of Dr Ruto and his associates.
When Uhuru and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) resolved to work together in 2018, the former's support for his principal assistant waned. He developed affection towards the former prime minister. Recently, Raila's lieutenants have been boosting that they will use the deep state to force their way to the next government.
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