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DP Ruto’s allies differ publicly, scolds at each other

Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and Bahati Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri’s differences played out in public as the two Jubilee politicians quarreled and accused each other over their political position. 

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Kihika claimed that Ngunjiri was indecisive and unsure of which camp to support. The Nakuru Senator further alleged that the MP had betrayed his colleagues who are allied to DP Ruto. 

Ngunjiri on his part had claimed during a press conference that Kihika was among a set of leaders planning to frustrate President Uhuru Kenyatta once he retires from office. 

“Who would dare trust this man who blows hot and cold every other day? For me it spells an unreliable, character who switches sides depending on where his bread is being buttered that evening,” Kihika stated. 

While speaking at a press conference in Naivasha, Ngunjiri cautioned Kihika against fighting Uhuru. 

“My friend, politics is not about you but Nakuru residents. We want to respect the President and allow him to drink tea at State House with his successor. How can you disturb the President’s peace? Try and you will see my wrath as I won’t allow Nakuru residents to be divided, “Ngunjiri warned. 

This cimes after a section of Ruto’s allies accused Ngunjiri of being a mole in the UDA party. The MP was called out after voting for the BBI bill against his allies’ wishes. 

Kihika was chosen to represent UDA party in Nakuru while Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri are among those touted to be Ruto’s deputies. 

Kuria has been accused of advancing his own course within DP Ruto’s camp by propagating his People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) agenda.

Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua said: “No other candidate should come and say that they are under the hustler nation. We will be there as they campaign. The entire membership of the hustler nation our UDA candidate John Njuguna Wanjiku.”

UDA and PEP will both front candidates in the July 15, 2021 Kiambaa by-election. 

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