Deputy President William Ruto has moved in with speed to put out the fierce fires recently witnessed in his hustler house, with continued suspicions and distrust among his allies.
Reports from the star indicate that the DP has stepped in to end the animosity and the bad blood among his hustler brigade.
The second in command is said to have held talks with Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
The power struggle within the DP’s camp has seen a number of his allied leaders publicly differ, threatening it delivery on the agenda.
Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, a reported Nakuru County gubernatorial aspirant on a DP linked UDA ticket is whispered not to be seeing eye to eye with Bahati legislator Kimani Ngunjiri.
The same feat is experience between Gatundu South lawmaker Moses Kuria and his Kikuyu and Mathira counterparts Kimani Ichung’wa and Rigathi Gachagua.
The animosity yesterday Monday 24, May 2021, announcing the withdrawal of his People’s Empowerment party candidate Raymond Kuria from the July 15, 2021, Kiamba contest.
The ardent DP Ruto supporter noted that they had a candid talk with the DP before the withdrawal, but indications point at him blaming it on Rigathi Gachagua and Kimani Ichung’wa.
“PEP’s message of hope and renewal was endorsed by the voters of Gaturi ward in Murang’a on December 15, 2020, and Juja constituency on May 18, 2021,” he said.
“We wanted to present this message for approval by the people of Kiambaa constituency on July 15. However, this did not go down very well with my colleagues, particularly Rigathi Gachagua and Kimani Ichung’wa,” Kuria said.
He said, “Yesterday [Sunday] I held extensive discussions with my boss and friend William Ruto on this matter. To make my two colleagues happy and above all for the unity of the Hustler Nation, PEP will not be fielding a candidate for the Kiambaa by-election.”
Kuria also tendered his heartfelt apology to PEP aspirant Raymond Kuria and the Kiambaa constituents for the disappointment and inconvenience caused to them.
“The good news is we will now focus on a nationwide tour to meet candidates who will be vying for seats in next year’s general elections on the PEP ticket,” the MP said.