Claims of a possible alliance between Deputy President William Ruto and ODM party Leader Ruto has triggered a division in his camp.
Ruto’s allies warned him of the possible loss of mass following and support from the Mt. Kenya region should the coalition happen.
Soy MP Caleb Kositany and his backing noted that bringing Raila on board would affect their 2022 strategy.
“Trust me, if we try to approach Raila today in the 2022 calculation we will lose our support base in Mount Kenya. In fact, the rebellion Uhuru is facing there is because if Raila and as Team DP, we cannot risk that,” stated Kositany.
Keiyo South MP Daniel Rono backed him on the same warning that if Raila is brought on board they risk losing friends from Mount Kenya.
Belgut MP Nelson Koech was very welcoming but cautioned that no one should join with intentions of overtaking power.
Another lot led by Emurua Dikir MP Johanna Ng’eno were of a different opinion altogether and very open to the possible alliance.
Ng’eno was convinced of the possibility for the two to work together referring back to 2007.
“If President Kenyatta can work with the opposition leader, then we cannot rule out Dr. Ruto working with Raila in the coming elections. They once worked in the pentagon and they know each other well,” he opined.