Ruto’s special secretary has quit UDA to team up with George Natembeya for Trans Nzoia’s top seat.
Maurice Kakai Bisau, the special secretary for infrastructure and ICT under Deputy President William Ruto, has left the United Democratic Alliance party.
Kaikai, who had been running for governor of Trans Nzoia County on a UDA ticket, will now run for the Senate on an Azimio la Umoja ticket.
According to sources, his decision was prompted by suspicions that Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa had a higher chance of receiving DP support because of his affiliation with Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula.
Wamalwa is eyeing the governorship on a Ford Kenya ticket.
The defection of Ruto’s special secretary has thrown the county’s political scene into disarray, reducing the election to a two-horse battle between former Rift Valley regional commissioner George Natembeya and Wamalwa.
Bisau, who is scheduled to join the ODM this Sunday, finished second in the 2017 gubernatorial election to outgoing governor Patrick Khaemba.
Bisau and Natembeya have paired together ahead of the August 9 elections, with the latter committing to support the former for governor.
” Yes we are in talks with honourable Bisau, we will be making an announcement in due course. Trans Nzoia is ripe for greater things,” said Natembeya.
Bisau’s spokesman, Reverend Ferdinand Wafula, on the other hand, said the quest to put Trans Nzoia back on the path of economic development has begun.
“The coming together of this great gentlemen is a milestone towards the restoration of servant leadership. We will be making a big statement during the coming week,” said Reverend Wafula.
Bisau’s vote-getting programs include building houses for widows and providing bursaries to the poor.
Bisau is set to join the Azimio team on Sunday, according to Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya.