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Sunday, January 30, 2022 – Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua has revealed his role in the new coalition between Amani National Congress (ANC) Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi and Deputy President William Ruto. 

Speaking in Kirinyaga County, Gachagua noted that he was among the people from Mt Kenya region who were involved when the deal was formalized between ANC, FORD-Kenya and United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

The legislator also pointed out that Ruto had informed them of the pact beforehand and they had given their approval before the pact was made public.

“The day Ruto started talking to Mudavadi and Wetangula, he informed us as representatives of the Mt Kenya region. We were there and we were happy with the deliberations.”

“We understand the need for unity as we look forward to forming the next government with over 70 percent of the popular vote,” the MP stated. 

His sentiments came amid claims that Gachagua, fronted as the frontrunner in Ruto’s search for a running mate, had been left out of the deal in favour of Mudavadi. 

According to allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the Mt Kenya region, Mudavadi would only accept the running mate position to enter into a coalition with the Deputy President. 

“Musalia Mudavadi should stop this talk of being on the ballot, he will deputise Ruto because the DP has served the maximum two terms. 

“The Mt Kenya leaders who have been taunting themselves as running mates have been relegated to the periphery,” Kieni MP Kanini Kega pointed out. 

Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth also criticised the ANC-UDA partnership after it emerged that Mudavadi may have negotiated for a power-sharing deal instead of the running mate position. 


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