Bungoma Deputy Governor Ngome Kibanani has officially joined William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ahead of the 2022 General Election.
While decamping from Ford Kenya, Ngome said a party that propelled them to leadership, was now a dead party and that it would be so hard for anyone to win an elective seat on Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula’s party.
The deputy governor vowed to give Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula a run for his money in next years’ elections stating that he has received the blessing s of Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati to run for the Senate seat.
“I have already spoken to Governor Wycliffe Wangamati and Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi who have given me a go-ahead to join UDA,” Ngome said as quoted by the Star.
Ngome, who was speaking while meeting a group of youths in Webuye blamed the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principal Moses Wetang’ula for the underdevelopment in the region saying it was high time he is voted out.
Kibanani, whose relationship with Wetang’ula has deteriorated beyond irreversible levels due to the failed coup in Ford Kenya vowed to ensure that the Wetang’ula led party is dead and buried.
“When you are a woman and you build a house with a man, when you divorce, ensure you destroy it so that everyone starts a new,” Ngome said in reference to the Ford Kenya party.
Wangamati, Ngome, Wamunyinyi, and Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu have been leading an onslaught against Wetang’ula’s leadership in the Ford Kenya party.
His move to join UDA has brought speculations that governor Wangamati and MP Wafula Wamunyinyi-led Ford Kenya faction could be headed to William Ruto’s camp.
Others who have expressed their interest in the Bungoma Senatorial seat include the Director-General and CEO of the Kenya National Qualifications Authority Juma Mukhwana and politician Jacob Machacha.