4th of February, 2022 – Fears of an impending breakdown in the newly established partnership between Deputy President William Ruto and Musalia Mudavadi have been allayed by Kandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome.
This comes after an incident between Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja (ANC) and Bishop Margaret Wanjiru (UDA) over Nairobi politics that was witnessed during Kenya Kwanza rallies in Westlands.
Wahome claimed in a statement that Ruto and Mudavadi have a good relationship and share similar views.
She stated that reports of fallout were orchestrated by their rivals who were hellbent on propagating that United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and Amani National Congress (ANC) disagreed over a coalition agreement.
She also clarified the demands fronted to Ruto by Mt Kenya politicians.
Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua and other Central Kenya politicians have constantly reiterated that Ruto promised to back one of them as his running mate.
“There is no problem and that is not a priority for UDA. Even right now they (Mt Kenya politicians) think that Musalia will be chosen as DP. The region does not need a presidency right now.”
“We ought to think more about reviving our economy than which positions are available to share,” she stated.
She added that they would agree on seats and power distribution after crafting their manifesto and getting views from the public.
“I don’t think he (Ruto) has that kind of insecurity and discussions centered around power-sharing formulas will be done because these are constitutional offices that need to be filled.
“We have not shared any positions and we shall not talk about that at this time until we are able to factor in different aspects concerning economic blocks in the country,” Wahome asserted.