Thursday June 18, 2020 – Former Kiambu County Governor, Willliam Kabogo, has said he is yet to forgive Deputy President William Ruto for betraying him during the 2017 presidential elections.
In an exclusive interview with a local TV station on Wednesday, Kabogo revealed details of a bruising political battle into what came to be known as the Battle of the Williams, revolving around his fight to retain his seat in 2017.
Kabogo, who lost the seat to ousted former Kiambu Governor, Ferdinand Waititu, said the embarrassment he suffered left him with a scar that he will not ever forget.
“I was among the team of 4 individuals who engineered the merger between The National Alliance Party (TNA) and the United Republican Party (URP).
“However, when it came to the nominations (which I had been assured of), things changed.”
“DP Ruto was in charge of the process, I have no reason to say that he was not the one,” Kabogo stated.
Kabogo also touched on his presidential ambitions, decrying the tendency of voters to overlook a candidate’s policy or plans for the nation, instead opting for cheap propaganda and shady mud-slinging tactics.
“I have the capability of vying for Presidency but it will depend on a lot of dynamics.”
“I have not decided yet, but I am more than willing to join like-minded individuals who have the same vision that I have for the country,” Kabogo noted.
The Kenyan DAILY POST