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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – Kieni MP, Kanini Kega, has revealed that he is receiving a lot of calls from Mt Kenya MPs who were previously supporting Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential bid in 2022, begging for an apology for going against the wishes of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Uhuru has over the last two weeks been dealing ruthlessly with party dissidents from Mt Kenya region led by Nakuru Senator, Susan Kihika, who was dewhiped as Majority Whip in the Senate last week.
As the President continues with his purge of disciplining errant party members from Mt Kenya, Kega a staunch Uhuru supporter, said yesterday that some of his counterparts from the DP’s camp have been approaching him for accommodation after Uhuru’s purge started.
“The moderate ones we have welcomed them back.”
“The extremists are still out there and today out of 75 MPs in the region, 62 are behind the President.”
“What are these numbers they keep talking about?” posed Kega.
His Nyeri Town counterpart, Ngunjiri Wambugu, said Mt Kenya MPs, who have been drumming up support for the DP’s 2022 presidential ambitions, are “very scared” and some have been approaching him seeking to shift their loyalty.
“Some have confessed that they blindly followed the DP after being misled by a few Tanga Tanga diehards that Ruto and Uhuru were working together and that is why the numbers appeared big.”
“But from what is happening, they have realised they were fighting the wrong battle,” Ngunjiri said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST