A section of the Members of Parliament from Mulembe nation has blasted Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya for meeting Deputy President William Ruto ahead of the 2022 elections.
The legislators, led by Kakamega senator Cleopa Malala, ANC deputy party leader, and Lugari MP Ayub Savula termed Oparanya’s meeting with DP Ruto as “selfish, personal and defeatist.”
Speaking in Kakamega town, the legislators accused the ODM deputy party leader of being used by dark forces to scuttle Musalia Mudavadi’s presidential ambitions.
“Oparanya has been sharing the same bed with Ruto while insulting those openly supporting the deputy president,” Malala said.
The leaders including Butere MP Tindi Mwale, Titus Khamala of Lurambi, Malavas Malulu Injendi,and their Matungu counterpart Peter Nabulindo further claimed that Oparanya is seeking for new personal interests knowing that his political relevance not only in western but across the country is wanning.
This comes days after Ruto held a nine-hour meeting with Oparanya on Thursdays, April 08, in Maasai Mara, Narok county.
Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri on Monday April 12 claimed Oparanya has met Ruto four times adding that their meeting is not about a possible coalition between Ruto and Raila as media reports had earlier claimed but said Oparanya wants to join the hustler nation.
According to Oparanya, his meeting with Ruto in Narok County last week was just a coincidence saying he just bumped into him while he was in a business meeting in Mara.
The county boss said before he went in for the meeting, he called his party leader who gave him a go ahead.
“We only talked about service delivery to Kenyans…But don’t forget there are no permanent friends and enemies in politics, only interest,” the governor said.
Kivumbi.co.ke understands that ODM party leader Raila Odinga might have sent Oparanya to Ruto to discuss a possible alliance following months of speculation.
The two formidable politicians opened talks whose results could lead to a strong political alliance rivalling One Kenya Alliance by Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Gideon Moi.