A close ally of Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta, David Murathe, alleges that Ruto is not planning to back Gachagua’s political ambitions.
Speaking on Saturday in Lamu, Murathe claimed that Ruto is sabotaging his deputy behind the scenes.
Murathe also claimed that Ruto has also warmed up to East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP Kanini Kega and nominated MP Sabina Chege to stop them from aligning themselves politically with DP Gachagua.
According to Murathe, the reasoning behind this is to stop Gachagua from forming his party.
“Ruto is clever, he knows the law, and he is looking for ways to get rid of the officials because they started aligning themselves politically with DP Gachagua like Kanini and Sabina. Ruto cannot let DP Gachagua form his party. So he is cutting him down to size,” Murathe alleged.
The Uhuru ally at the same time claimed that UDA’s plan to have 2 more deputy leaders was a move to clip Gachagua’s powers in the ruling party.
“You have heard the attempts to have 3 deputy party leaders including installing Mudavadi, Wetangula, and Rigathi. That is why you have heard Mt Kenya protesting because they insist the party only has 1 deputy party leader, Rigathi. When a person wants to trim your influence, they don’t tell you directly. The union is already finished,” he added.
Speaking at the same gathering, former Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni claimed that President Ruto intends to abandon the UDA and run on another ticket in 2027.
“William Ruto will not run on UDA, he will seek an alternative political party to run in 2027. So if you have become comfortable thinking that all is well, you are in for a rude shock,” the embattled Jubilee Party SG remarked.
“Ruto will be a one-term president, he will not win in 2027, so if you don’t know where home is, ask those who are informed,“ stated Kioni.