Political realignments in readiness for 2022 are playing out with Deputy President William Ruto emerging as a front runner.
Among those who have decamped to the DP Ruto’s bandwagon from Odinga’s side are Johnson Muthama, Bonny Khalwale with Odinga’s former Aide, Eliud Owalo joining the DP Ruto bandwagon and forming a new political outfit to support Ruto’s dream.
Owalo today merged his team with that of Macdonald Mariga in a move that will see the members hit the ground running in support of the DP.
Taking to Facebook, Owalo announced the developments revealing how the two teams that faced off with Raila in the Kibra by-elections will be work together in championing the hustler agenda writing:.
“OWALO AND MARIGA KIBRA TEAMS MERGED
This afternoon, we have had a working session with a multi-faceted team of leaders that has led to the harmonization and consolidation of the Owalo and Mariga Kibra teams.
We will now have only one strong and united Kibra’ Hustler- team informed by the amalgamation-working objectively and tirelessly toward Bill Ruto 2022.
Moving forward, everything and anything else at whatever other level will now be aligned to that bigger picture as a pre-requisite.
Present was Woodley MCA Mwangi Njehia and Parliamentary Aspirant Judah Oduor,among other leaders.”
Prior to defecting to, and later ditching Musalia Mudvadi’s ANC, Owalo had resigned from ODM party citing among others divergent ideologies.
“It is with great regret that I write to inform you that I have with immediate effect relinquished my membership of the ODM Party,” read part of his letter.
“My resignation is informed by the fact that my political ideology, convictions and belief no longer has convergence or depict and congruence and common denominator with that of the ODM party, its value orientation and practices.”
The Nairobi-based management consultant had formerly served as ODM’s strategist and Raila’s aide in the 2013 General Elections as well as the NASA’s secretariat in the run-up to the 2017 election