Confusion has once again hit Deputy President William Ruto’s new political house United Democratic Alliance after aspirants from the Mt Kenya region walked out in protest over recent blunder by the DP.
The group led by Kahio Ngomo, Chairman of Mt Kenya UDA aspirants, yesterday accused the party of making unpopular and undemocratic endorsements jeopardizing their attempts to have fair nominations in the region ahead of 2022 polls.
They castigated the new political house for lacking democracy and national unity outlook, while criticizing the move to handpick leaders instead of conducting a free and fair nomination for all.
The vividly angry residents banged tables at a press conference, while vowing to support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s agenda ahead of the general election over their dissatisfaction with the DP linked UDA party.
In a show of dissatisfaction the the youths who were initially donned in party branded T-shirts and caps then removed them while walking out in protest, saying that they are tired, while terming the recent move by the DP unacceptable with no show of democracy.
“The UDA Party leader Deputy President has always pronounced himself that the party is for the hustlers and it will be built by the hustlers and we have always believed so, therefore we are surely shocked and dismayed and disturbed to see the party leader pronounce himself on some of the candidates he will support in the Murang’a county Monday this week.”
“We find this unacceptable, undemocratic subverting the will of UDA supporters. We are equally concerned that such a move is only perpetrated in Mt Kenya region,” the group chairman noted.
While backing their move, the leaders noted that they had attended all the party sensitization meetings, and thought they would be treated to free and fair nominations.
“UDA made a national call to various persons interested in vying for various positions under the party early this year and we, therefore, submitted our desire to contest as UDA aspirants,” they claimed.
They added “The UDA secretary-general held meetings with various aspirants and held various sensitization forums between June and August 2021 and we attended.”
The DP while meeting Murang’a leader praised former Senate majority leader Irungu Kanga’ta a move that was interpreted as his endorsement for the Murang’a County Senator.
Taking online through his social media page on Wednesday, September 7, confirmed the endorsement and promised to revive the county’s agricultural and health sectors, in a move that seemingly never augured well with people.
“Thanks to HE Dr William Ruto for finding faith in my capabilities as a Muranga gubernatorial candidate under UDA. Pledge to serve the people with all dedication if I bring this seat home with UDA ticket, particularly on matters health and Minimum Guaranteed Return for agriculture,” Kang’ata wrote.