Ruto Courts Mudavadi, Wetangula After Duo Skipped Raila Event

  • Left to right: Deputy President William Ruto, Ford Kenya Leader Moses Wetangula and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi.
    Left to right: Deputy President William Ruto, Ford Kenya Leader Moses Wetangula and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi.
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  • Deputy President William Ruto has sent out an invitation to Amani National Congress (ANC) leader, Musalia Mudavadi, and his Ford-Kenya counterpart, Moses Wetangula.

    Speaking on Wednesday, December 15, during a tour of Western Region, the DP and his brigade argued that the two leaders were better placed to collaborate with him.

    He also argued that Mudavadi had been taken through a rigorous interview exercise by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga's team but did not receive results about his performance.

    "I am asking you, should Musalia Mudavadi and Wetangula work with him (Raila) or should they join the Hustler movement.

    A file photo of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi.
    A file photo of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi.
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    "They took Musalia for an interview and they did not even call him to tell him the results," stated Ruto to a jubilant crowd.

    Ruto's sentiments were echoed by his allies including Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa and Kakamega Gubernatorial aspirant Boni Khalwale.

    Khalwale argued that siding with Raila involved a chain of bureaucracy in which for any political event in Western, the region's leaders must consult the former PM who then reaches out to the President before the trickle-down chain begins.

    Barasa, on the other hand, outrightly asked the two, Mudavadi and Wetangula, to join team Ruto.

    Their please come barely a week after the two leaders skipped the Azimio La Umoja National Convention at Kasarani Stadium on Friday, December 10, despite receiving invitation cards.

    Prior to the event, Mudavadi revealed that he received the invitation and noticed it was addressed to him in his capacity as the ANC party leader and not as one of the principals of the One Kenya Alliance (OKA).

    He raised an issue with the way the invite was addressed him and he went ahead to state that he would not be able to attend because of personal engagements.

    "I have just received an official invitation to Azimio la Umoja Convention. As noted herein, the invitation was addressed in my personal capacity as ANC Party Leader and not OKA Principal. Regrettably, I will not be able to attend because of personal engagements," Mudavadi stated at the time.

    Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula Addresses a Crowd on Saturday, September 4.
    Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula Addresses a Crowd on Saturday, September 4.
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