aturday, May 22, 2021 -Two vocal Nakuru County politicians allied to Deputy President almost clawed each other in public over succession politics.
The two, Senator Susan Kihika and Bahati Constituency MP Kimani Ngunjiri, on Saturday May 21, exchanged and leveled accusations against each other with the former(Kihika) accusing Ngunjiri of lacking a firm position on who he wants to back for the top seat. She described him as a complete sellout in their UDA Party.
“Who would dare trust this man who blows hot and cold every other day? For me it spells an unreliable, character who switches sides depending on where his bread is being buttered that evening,” Kihika criticized.
MP Ngunjiri who seemingly has switched camps from Ruto to Uhuru, on his part, warned Kihika against fighting President Uhuru Kenyatta in public. He also promised to rally locals against her 2022 gubernatorial ambitions for Nakuru County.
The Bahati lawmaker who was speaking in a press briefing held in Naivasha called out Kihika for fighting the president saying her main aim to vie for the governor seat was to pick a war with Uhuru.
“My friend, politics is not about you but Nakuru residents. We want to respect the President and allow him to drink tea at State House with his successor. How can you disturb the President’s peace? Try and you will see my wrath as I won’t allow Nakuru residents to be divided, “Ngunjiri warned his allies.
Already, a section of United Democratic Alliance UDA members have accused Ngunjiri of being a mole in their camp as trust and mistrust now threatening to divide their team in between.
This chaos is playing out at the time Gatundu MP Moses Kuria has been warned by MP Rigathi Gachagua against fielding candidates through his Peoples’ Empowerment Party PEP.