Gachagua Allies Warn Ruto Over Raila Alliance

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Gachagua Allies Warn Ruto Over Raila Over Raila Alliance

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga and Laikipia counterpart Joshua Irungu have issued warnings to Deputy President William Ruto, urging caution in his interactions with Azimio leader Raila Odinga.

Speaking at a burial ceremony in Gitero, Nyeri, Governor Kahiga expressed apprehension over the recent meeting between President Ruto and Raila at Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s farm, suggesting potential infiltration by Raila into the government.

Kahiga highlighted past instances where Raila allegedly disrupted previous administrations from within, cautioning against a similar scenario under Ruto’s leadership.

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Echoing similar sentiments, Governor Irungu emphasized the need for vigilance when dealing with Raila, describing him as untrustworthy and crafty.

The governors’ concerns stem from fears that any alliance or truce between Ruto and Raila could jeopardize Ruto’s political aspirations, particularly regarding his succession plans.

In November last year, a faction within the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), led by Governor Kahiga, opposed the creation of an additional deputy party leader position amid speculation of accommodating leaders from other regions ahead of the 2027 elections.

Governor Kahiga asserted the importance of maintaining a single party leader and deputy party leader within UDA, aligning with Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s positioning for succession.

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As such, any perceived alliances between President Ruto and Raila are viewed as potential threats to Gachagua’s presidential ambitions, prompting cautionary statements from Governors Kahiga and Irungu.

Amidst political maneuvering and speculation, the warnings from the governors underscore the delicate balance of alliances and rivalries shaping Kenya’s political landscape ahead of the upcoming elections.

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