Kindiki Skips Ruto’s Presser as He Picks MP Gachagua as Running Mate

Kindiki Skips Ruto’s Presser as He Picks MP Rigathi Gachagua as Running Mate For The August Election.

In the August election to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto selected Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua as his running mate.

On Sunday afternoon, the DP made the long-awaited announcement at his Karen home in Nairobi.

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Kindiki Skips Ruto’s Presser

Senator Kithure Kindiki of Tharaka Nithi, who was also a frontrunner in the Kenya Kwanza running mate election, was conspicuously absent from the ceremony.

After the naming of Ruto’s deputy reached a stop on Saturday, Kindiki’s absence has fueled speculation of unrest in the DP’s camp.

The Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate was to name his deputy on Saturday morning but the unveiling was pushed to 1 pm, later 3 pm and eventually ended up not happening.

Negotiations reportedly collapsed because Gachagua, Kindiki, and their supporters, including legislators, maintained tough positions, according to sources. 

Later, the two leaders stormed out of Karen’s home.

Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Alice Wahome (Kandara), National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru were among those on the shortlist.

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