53 days before the August 9th general election, Deputy President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza party is on the danger of disintegrating due to sibling rivalry.
Moses Kuria, a member of parliament for Gatundu South, claimed in a statement yesterday that Ruto’s UDA was to blame for disputes in Kenya Kwanza.
Kuria brought attention to the public argument between William Gitau Kabogo, the leader of the Tujibebe Party, and Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi.
He pointed out that the altercation was the consequence of covert meetings between the UDA leadership in an effort to thwart the ambitions of other candidates who are also Kenya Kwanza members to become governor.
The lawmaker continued by saying that MPs and MCAs in their social circles were pressured and threatened with grave consequences if they rebelled.
“It is terrible what took place in the Hustler Express caravan in Kiambu today (June 15). It’s unfortunate that Kabogo and Wamatangi got into such a nasty fight. I won’t assign guilt to any of the two men, but I can understand Kabogo’s suffering.
“The UDA leadership has been meeting with UDA MP and MCA candidates for the past three days to strategize how to humiliate Kabogo and me on the tour. MPs and MCAs who work with us have been warned of severe repercussions. This deceit is not good for our young alliance, he said.
Kuria asked the UDA group to uphold the fundamental ideals of inclusivity and the Kenya Kwanza alliance.