Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has dumped ODM leader Raila Odinga to join Deputy William Ruto’s Tanga Tanga after months of courting. The Makueni boss endorsed and campaigned for ODM’s candidate in the Kibra by-elections and has been giving indications of being in the Uhuru, Raila 2022 camp.
According to sources, the Deputy President’s Think Tank dispatched former Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama and former ODM Chair Henry Kosgey to convince Governor Kibwana, given the close relationship he has with the two.
”DP’s think tank ,through Johnstone Muthama and Henry Ksogey has tapped in a new entrant into their wing. That is Makueni Governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana. Kibwana will help Ruto penetrate Ukambani region,” the source confided to this writer.
This comes at a time when talk is rife Ruto is also fiercely pursuing Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka to join his team. This renewed vigor on the Ukambani vote has been informed by the changing Mt Kenya politics, over the Revenue Allocation Bill.
A number of politicians from the Mt Kenya region who have been supporting Ruto’s 2022 bid have a feeling their boss does not have a genuine love for Mt Kenya.