Mudavadi's Proposed Deputy Speaks After Storming Out Of Bomas Meeting

  • File image of Deputy President William Ruto and Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi.
    File image of Deputy President William Ruto and Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi.
  • Nyamira Governor, Amos Nyaribo, has explained why he walked out of a meeting convened by Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi at Bomas of Kenya on Sunday, January 23.

    In a statement, Nyaribo, who had been offered the ANC Deputy Party Leader position, revealed that he left the meeting when Deputy President William Ruto and his allies arrived.

    The Nyamira County boss explained that the Ruto and his friends were not part of the main agenda of the National Delegates Conference (NDC) which was to endorse Mudavadi as ANC's presidential candidate.

    Nyaribo was also expecting to be endorsed as the ANC Deputy Party Leader at the NDC following Mudavadi's proposal that the two of them work together.

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    Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo and ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi worship at the Ikonge PAG Church in Nyamira on Sunday, January 16, 2021
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    Further, Nyaribo noted that he would not participate in any activity geared towards supporting United Democratic Alliance (UDA) or associate himself with any political wing to which the party belongs.

    He added that the interest of the people of Nyamira County will be better addressed through the Azimio La Umoja initiative.

    Nyaribo divulged that he would guide his people on the way forward in the coming days.

    "The arrival of DP Ruto and his UDA entourage was not part of our agenda. Consequently, I and other leaders including OKA principals walked out of the meeting. Following the unfortunate incident, we will be issuing further political direction in the coming days," he wrote.

    Kenya African National Union (KANU) Chairman Gideon Moi, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and businessman also reportedly walked out of Bomas of Kenya after UDA-allied MPs started arriving.

    The DP made a grand entry at Mudavadi's event moments after his battalion, led by Garissa Township Member of Parliament Aden Duale, arrived.

    Other UDA allies who were at Bomas are; Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, Lang'ata MP Nixon Korir and former Kibra parliamentary aspirant MacDonald Mariga.

    Also at the event were; Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, Laikipia Woman Representative Cate Waruguru and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.

    Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka (left), ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi (middle), and FORD-Kenya Party Leader Moses Wetangula (right) during One Kenya Alliance meeting held at Hermosa Gardens in Karen on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
    Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka (left), ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi (middle), and FORD-Kenya Party Leader Moses Wetangula (right) during One Kenya Alliance meeting held at Hermosa Gardens in Karen on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
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