Some of the leading members of the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) coalition could soon find themselves in a very tough political situation, allies of Deputy President William Ruto have warned.
The team is made up of five leaders; Cyrus Jirongo, Gideon Moi, Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi and Kalonzo Musyoka, all of whom, apart from Jirongo, have declared interest in the presidency.
But Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro says that there are plans to politically finish Mudavadi, Kalonzo and Wetangula soon after their refusal to work with President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM boss Raila Odinga.
Speaking on Sunday, he stated that it was the thought among Raila and Uhuru that the three would again back Raila as they have done before and their refusal could attract revenge measures in the coming days.
He said that as a result, they should seek refuge in Ruto’s camp, where, however, just like in the UhuRaila camp, they will have to drop their presidential plans and support the DP’s ambition.
“Kalonzo, Mudavadi and Wetangula have for long been pushed into a corner and dictated on what to do. We have realized that they will soon be thrown out. They should join us as hustlers,” he said.
He is among allies of Ruto from the Mt Kenya region who have accompanied the DP on his campaign tour of Murang’a County, which is part of the mountain.
Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua faulted the President for abandoning Ruto and throwing his weight behind Raila, saying that the President is mistaken if he thinks that the former Premier is a good man.
“We told the President that though he now believes this man (Raila) has reformed we have looked at him and he hasn’t changed,” said the parliamentarian.
Uhuru has twice indirectly endorsed Raila, in Kibra and Kirinyaga, confirming the belief within Ruto’s quarters that he has settled on Raila as his preferred successor and has abandoned the DP.