Just in: “Kimeumana” fresh details emerge as Gachagua, Kindiki leaves Ruto official residence
The naming of Deputy President William Ruto’s running mate has hit a snag.
Ruto was to name his deputy on Saturday morning but the unveiling was pushed to 1 pm, later 3 pm and eventually ended up not happening as at 5 pm.
According to sources close to a local daily, that negotiations failed to bear fruits resulting in the exit of the two leaders.
Kindiki was the first to leave at about 5 PM and was followed by Gachagua 20 minutes later.
Other leaders allied to the DP were still holed in a meeting at the DP’s residence by the time of going to the press.
The DP was to pick either Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki or Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua as his deputy.
According to media reports, the Kenya Kwanza Alliance is behind schedule as the leaders are still held up in a meeting at DP’s residence in Karen.
By midday, some DP Ruto’s allies were still making their way to DP’s residence, among them being former Kiambu governor William Kabogo.
The DP is expected to make the announcement at his official Karen residence and the announcement will end months of speculation that has surrounded Ruto’s choice of a running mate.
Speculations have it that the names of the possible running mates have narrowed down to two candidates, Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki and Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua.
Three other individuals have been highly mentioned to be gunning to be Ruto’s number two. They include; ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.
Ruto on Friday spent the better part of the morning meeting leaders, including UDA politicians from the Mt Kenya region, at his Karen residence.
Those aware of the plans to unveil the coalition deputy said Ruto was ready to live up to his promise to forward the name of his running mate to the electoral commission before Monday.
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