A storm has hit the DP Ruto’s vote-rich Mt. Kenya region support base weeks after the emergence of a possible alliance between him and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
The DP’s support base from the region are mostly interested in what the alliance would mean for the region’s interest should it come to pass.
Led by the Kirinyaga woman representative Wangui Ngirici who dispelled the possibility of the coalition stating that it would cost Dr. Ruto his support from the region.
“If Ruto goes ahead and forms a coalition with Raila, I can tell you without fear that all MPs who support Ruto from the vote-rich basket will abandon him, I being in the frontline,” Ms Ngirici said.
Ngirici termed the union “It could be a union full of mistrust and hide-and-seek games”. Adding that she had contacted the DP who gave an assurance of nothing like it anytime soon.
Her words were echoed by the Mathira legislator Rigathi Gachagua who confirmed that the former premier was not welcome in the DP camp.
Rigathi accused Odinga of constantly causing turmoil in every coalition or pact he joins adding that the DP would not team up with him having known that bit of him.
“We are not going to enter into any coalition deal with Odinga, that you can take to the bank. If he has subscribed to our hustlers’ transformation agenda, he can do so by way of voting for Ruto as the fifth president in 2022, but we can’t form an alliance with him,” said Mr. Gachagua.
He recounted the 2007 union between the DP and the ODM leader, stemming down to the chaotic Kibaki era, and finally the Jubilee handshake times, terming them a true reflection of Raila.
“He has a history of messing. Hustler’s narrative seeks to build the economy based on a bottom-up approach, but this can never be made possible when Odinga is part of the government seeking to implement the programme,” said Gachagua.
Alluding to the DP’s interview on radio Citizen, the legislator refuted the claims stating that the two leaders only met at the formation of a political party with National outlook.
“He never insinuated that he was joining Odinga in forming an alliance. He only agreed with Odinga on the formation of a political party with a national outlook. After wrecking Jubilee, he (Raila) is at the verge of being dumped and he is not welcome in our camp,” Gachagua said.