Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi has been humiliated after elected and non-elected Members of Parliament from Kiambu county avoided his visit to the region. This follows after most of the MPs failed to turn up at a AIPCK church service function where Mudavadi had attended for the purpose of marketing his 2022 presidential bid.
However, Deputy President William Ruto is the political leader who has made a lot of gains and in roads into the Mount Kenya region. Through his forged campaigns with President Kenyatta in both 2013 and 2017, the DP has made a lot of gains on the region in Central Kenya and his efforts were seen in the Kiambaa by elections where his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate won against that of Jubilee.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is experiencing a major blow as trouble continues to mount in his ‘bedroom’ with his allies now switching camps . On Wednesday , 23 June , Uhuru’s camp lost three allies two Ruto’s camp . Kiambu Woman Rep Gathoni wa Muchomba, MPs David Gikaria (Nakuru Town East) and Samwel Gachobe (Subukia) met Ruto at his official residence and promised to support his 2022 presidential bid .The three MPs have been key supporters of Jubilee faction allied to president Uhuru Kenyatta.
It has emerged that deputy president William Ruto is currently in control of president Uhuru Kenyatta's Kiambu backyard. This is evident after he has taken control of over seventy percent of all the elected Members of Parliament from the area in the recent past. According to the Thursday Standard, out of the 13 MPs in Uhuru’s Kiambu backyard, nine have joined Ruto’s wing.
Mutahi Ngunyi, a political analyst, has now admitted that Deputy President William Ruto is unstoppable. This comes after Kiambu Woman Rep Gathoni Wamuchomba, Githunguri MP Gabriel Kago, and Nakuru East MP David Gikaria defected from President Uhuru Kenyatta's camp to Ruto's. Mutahi said on Twitter that at this rate, not even President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga can stop the DP from gaining cultic support in Mt.
A bodyguard attached to Githunguri Member of Parliament (MP) Gabriel Kago on the eve of Thursday, October 01, shot dead a security officer. Police Constable Dennis shot dead 32 year old John Walubengo Makanga who was manning River Side Club. According to a olive report filed at Kiambu police station, the deceased had denied the lawmaker and his bodyguards entrance into the bar. "It was reported by Kese Ndung'u, a resident of Kiambu and a manager of River Side Club that today at around 2:00am, a suspect known
ODM leaders at a past event. [Source/Hivisasa] A section of ODM leaders have expressed optimism at beating Deputy President William Ruto in the forthcoming 2022 general election. Ruto is being touted as the frontrunner as more MPs allied to Kieleweke, the faction that supports the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, continue to join his camp.
Budget Committee Chairperson and Kieni MP Kanini Kega, was on monday morning invited to vernercular television station Inooro Tv for the Inooro Rucini show. Kanini Kega invitation by vernacular media personality Kamau wa Kang'ethe to discuss matters concerning Jubilee party and national politics. The Kieleweke member Kanini Kega, on the show asked Mt Kenya region leaders and supporters not to lose their trust with Jubilee party.
Deputy President William Ruto held meeting with 227 MCAs from the Mt Kenya region where he lives in Karen. The DP is expected to launch its economic plan in December.Saturday's meeting comes within two weeks of holding a similar forum with MCAs from the Baringo region. Last month, President Uhuru Kenyatta's ruling party suffered a setback after some of his supporters from the Central courtyard joined Ruto's recently started party.
President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Party has spoken out for the first time in response to a worrying trend in which the president's camp has been losing foot soldiers to William Ruto's faction. This comes after Kiambu Woman Rep Gathoni Wamuchomba, Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria, Kabete MP James Githua, Githunguri MP Gabriel Kago, and Subukia MP Samuel Gachobe defected to William Ruto's Tanga Tanga wing.
According to Kiharu legistlator Hon Ndindi Nyoro, president Uhuru Kenyatta is likely to lose half his cabinet in coming months to his deputy William Ruto. The DP allied legistlator hinted that a majority of Uhuru's henchmen and loyalists from Mt Kenya were in talks with the deputy president William Ruto seeking a spot on his UDA team.
On Saturday, Deputy President William Ruto hosted a meeting with 227 MCAs from the Mount Kenya region at his Karen official residence. The MCAs were introduced to the UDA manifesto and the bottom-up economic model. In December, the DP will unveil his economic blueprint. The meeting on Saturday comes less than two weeks after he held a similar forum with Baringo County MCAs.
According to the Star, the mass exodus of MP's from 'Kieleweke' to 'Tangatanga' threatens to negate President Uhuru's influence on the 2022 succession politics. In recent months, several Mt. Kenya politicians who were initially aligned with Uhuru's side of Jubilee have defected to Ruto's 'Hustler' nation.