Deputy President William Ruto has dismissed former National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition leaders who met with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Mombasa County.
The President held a meeting with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga and the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals including; Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Gideon Moi (KANU), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), and Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya).
The meeting was also attended by Kakamega Governor who is also ODM party deputy leader, Wycliffe Oparanya.
Speaking at his Karen home, Nairobi County on Thursday, August 12, 2021 during a meeting with his allies, Ruto accused his political opponents of using the president’s office to spearhead their own selfish agenda adding that the leaders could not bring the country together through tribal outfits.
“They must first dismantle their ethnic-based parties and form a national outfit the way we have done it,” Ruto stated.
He also noted that none of the leaders who met the president in Mombasa had voted or campaigned for him in the last election.
Ruto’s meeting was attended by Isaac Mwaura (former nominated Senator), Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu MP), Jayne Kihara (Naivasha MP), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira MP), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati MP), Cecily Mbarire (nominated MP), George Theuri (Embakasi West MP) and Mwambu Mabonga (Bumula MP).
This is after President Uhuru Kenyatta had met with the opposition leaders at State House in Mombasa County and discussed a number of issues including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic to the country, unity, and plans to recover the economy.
According to a source privy to the meeting, the Head of State had met the leaders to strike a unity deal amongst them ahead of the 2022 General Election.
“The Head of State was concerned by the disunity exhibited by the opposition politicians and wanted to implore them to forge a united outfit that would compete against the DP,” the source revealed.