Ruto Is Using Money to Buy Leaders, Echesa says as He Dumps DP for Mudavadi

Amani leader Musalia Mudavadi with Former Sports CS Rashid Achesa at Mung'ang'a in Mumias East on June 8, 2019/COURTESY

Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa has now changed tuned from an ardent DP Ruto defender to a Musalia Mudavadi piper, barely  a month after attending DP Ruto’s function in Kakamega county. Echesa now says his change of heart to support Mudavadi is because Ruto is using money to buy leaders yet he does not have interest of Kenyans at heart.

The ex-CS shared a podium with Mudavadi at the funeral where he announced that he was prepared to work with him.Saying the Luhya community should on;y at the millions being dished out by DP Ruto but on the polling day, vote for one of their own, in an apparent reference to Musalia Mudavadi.

“Those in Amani National Congress (ANC) party ought to realize that Mudavadi is a leader for all, he is the strongest presidential candidate we have in Western and we must help him clinch the top seat by all means,” he said. Echesa added he would use resources at his disposal to drum up support for Mudavadi and ensure the region produces the next president.

“I want to encourage Mudavadi to be brave and embark on galvanizing the entire region, he is the most popular leader in Western,” he said.The former CS, has been an  ally of Deputy President William Ruto from the region and  claimed that some politicians are being used to scuttle Mudavadi’s efforts.

“We know some local politicians have been colluding with the National Intelligence Service to come up with cooked ratings in terms of popularity in the region to undermine my elder brother Mudavadi, we shall not entertain that,” said Echesa.


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