Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri has spilled the beans on the internal conflicts rocking DP William Ruto’s camp.
Speaking during an interview on Inooro TV, Kiunjuri said that the weekend meeting between Ruto and Mt. Kenya leaders left a dent in the UDA Party.
According to Kiunjuri, some Tanga Tanga allies were pointing fingers at each other and also rising claims of insubordination.
“There are internal wrangles in UDA and recently I heard them accusing each other. Mukami is accusing Rigathi Gachagua of sidelining her in the meeting while in Nakuru, Susan Kihika is in trouble for skipping the discussions,” Kiunjuri said in the televised interview.
The former CS went ahead to explain that he had faith in the DP but would not leave his party (The Service Party) to join the UDA camp fully.
He said that his party would act as a backup for the Mt. Kenya region in case UDA collapses; something he has overseen.
“I am a supporter of the deputy president but I cannot join UDA. I decided to form TSP so that if ever UDA goes up in flames, I will tell my Mt Kenya people that I had foreseen,” he added.
In the meeting that has exposed the loopholes in the Tanga Tanga faction, the Central Kenya politicians told Ruto that they were ready to support him as long as he guarantees them the deputy presidency come 2022.
Ruto said that he aims at creating an inclusive political platform both politically and economically but not enter deal with tribal chief.
“On this non-ethnic, non-regional and non-divisive political foundation, it is absolutely necessary to proceed to a conversation about ordinary Kenyans, the Hustlers – the traders, boda boda, mama mboga, farmers, pastoralists, wheelbarrow, taxi-drivers and mkokoteni owners among others – a new conversation that is not about leaders, their positions, their ambitions and their private and personal interests,” he said.