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Thursday June 11, 2020 – Deputy President William Ruto has once again suffered a huge blow after one of his key lieutenants in North Eastern abandoned him for National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga.
On Thursday, Ruto’s point man in North Eastern and Mandera Governor, Ali Roba, met Raila Odinga at his office in Nairobi and the two discussed how they can work together for the benefit of the Mandera electorate.
Roba has been a staunch supporter of Ruto and a fierce defender of the second in command.
“Today I met the right Honorable Raila Odinga and Senator James Orengo for a consultative meeting on a number of issues including a continued partnership in politics.”
“I also sought his advice on a number of other issues relating to governance and networking,” Roba said on Thursday.
Roba’s meeting with Raila comes hot on the heels of other Ruto allies meeting the opposition chief this week.
On Wednesday, Ruto suffered yet another blow after three of his key allies switched allegiance, joining President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila’s camp.
The three pro-Ruto visitors were Lands Chief Administrative Secretary, Gideon Mung’aro, Laikipia North MP, Sarah Korere, Laikipia Women Representative, Catherine Waruguru, and Coast businessman, Suleiman Shahbal.
They trooped to Raila’s office to pledge their allegiance and disassociated themselves from Tanga Tanga.
The Kenyan DAILY POST