William Kabogo, a former governor of Kiambu County, asserts that William Ruto’s support has fallen in the voter-rich Mt. Kenya region as a result of his choice of Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua as his running partner.
DP Ruto was defeated by Raila Odinga when he chose Martha Karua, the chairwoman of Narc Kenya, as his running mate in August, according to Kabogo, the chairman of the Tujibebe Party, who was speaking on NTV on Monday.
“The selection of Rigathi Gachagua as Ruto’s running mate undermined popularity that had been gained,” he claimed. “The nomination of Martha Karua to be Raila Odinga’s running mate ate into KKA Mt Kenya bedrock.”
The seasoned politician claimed that once Karua was named Raila’s deputy, Ruto lost roughly 4% of his support. He also insisted that Gachagua, whom he called a “dictator,” had caused issues within the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Kabogo added that Ruto’s chances of succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta may be diminished by the rise of Roots Party presidential candidate George Wakackoyah.
To be honest, the nomination of Karua, choosing Gachagua, and the rise of Wajackoya are the three concerns that are causing KKA in Mount Kenya to suffer, according to Kabogo.