Kimani Ngunjiri disrupts Ruto camp with attack on UDA officials
Kimani Ngunjiri, MP for Bahati, launched an attack on United Democratic Alliance (UDA) officials, alleging preferential treatment within the political group.
Ngunjiri pointed out that some of the officials were traveling claiming that they had the blessings of Vice President William Ruto in order to run the party’s affairs.
âWe are aware that agents of disunity are moving around people deceiving that they have the vice president’s blessing to control UDA affairs in the counties.
The UDA team during their campaigns in Machakos on Tuesday January 26, 2020.
âThey positioned people to take interim civil servant positions,â Ngunjiri said.
His complaints came just days after he voted in favor of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill which was opposed by the majority of politicians allied with the PD.
Despite the suspicions of Ruto’s associates, Ngunjiri insisted that his allegiance still lies with the DP and is keen to build the UDA.
The sentiments of the vocal politician were echoed by Uasin Gishu UDA coordinator Paul Kiprop, who said some officials were seeking to hijack the party leadership at the grassroots level.
The party is currently registering rally Kenyans to register with the party as members. This is in preparation for the popular elections which will take place at a later date.
The news comes as former Agriculture SC Mwangi Kiunjuri revealed dissension within the Ruto camp after the DP recently met with Mt Kenya leaders.
âThere are internal quarrels within the UDA and recently I have heard them accuse each other.
“Mukami (Nyeri Woman Rep) accuses Rigathi (Mathira MP) of sidelining her during the meeting while in Nakuru, Kihika (Senator Nakuru) is in trouble for skipping talks,” said Kiunjuri during an interview with Inooro TV.
The former CS also said he formed the Service Party of Kenya (TSP) instead of joining the UDA in order to have a backup plan in case Ruto’s allied party collapses.
âI am a supporter of the vice president but I cannot join the UDA. I decided to create TSP so that if ever UDA ignites, I will tell my people of Mt Kenya that I planned it, âKiunjuri said.
Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri (left) and Vice President William Ruto pictured at Thiru High School, Laikipia County, February 22, 2020.