unday, April 11, 2021 -Confusion has rocked Uhuru Kenyatta’s camp over looming Ruto-Raila alliance.
Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe, while reacting on the topic, has stated that they will have no problem Odinga teaming up with Ruto as long as the former is allowed to be the flagbearer.
“And by the way, if they want an alliance, provided they make Jakom the president, we have no problem with it,” he added.
He added that the only way that kind of an alliance will work and gain momentum is if Odinga is handed the leadership role and not Ruto. This according to Murathe, will get the support of unlikely quarters including Mr. Kenyatta.
The Jubilee Vice Chairman further weighed into the Oparanya’s recent meeting with Ruto which he described as ‘suspect’ because of the two completely different versions of explanation the governor gave.
“Oparanya is telling us it was a chance meeting and at the same time saying that Jakom (Raila) was aware. Others are also telling us that Oparanya is not with Jakom. Now, who do you believe? We will wait to hear from the horse’s mouth,” David Murathe told the media.
Murathe went on to state that he will however not believe in street rumours but instead will wait to get true version from his boss Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr. Odinga.
“I take my brief from two people, Uhuru and Jakom, and I can tell you the handshake is intact,” Murathe noted.
Concerned about the stability of the Handshake in the coming days, the Kieleweke allied politicians have seemingly been thrown into some confusion.
Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu on his part, for instance, reasoned that a Ruto-Raila alliance will never be supported by Mt. Kenya people.
”If Ruto and Raila were to work together Mt Kenya would easily UNITE AWAY from both. If Uhuru did not support the Raila/Ruto coalition he would then easily swing the region to support anyone else. The motivations that usually kick in to motivate a focused and united political direction in the region would then kick in and the entire 8M Mt Kenya votes would be in one basket,” he explained.
The push and pull in the political arena is happening at the time the country is also grappling with the issue of BBI and Referendum under the stewardship of the two foe-turned-allies Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.