William Ruto has finalised putting his UDA party wrangles under control ahead of bruising Kiambaa by-election battle with the ruling Jubilee party.
The deputy president on Tuesday, May 25, met Raymond Kuria, a candidate who dropped out of the race in favor of a UDA candidate in the mini polls.
UDA has been heavily linked with Ruto and he has frequently said if he is locked out of the Jubilee party, he will vie the presidency on UDA ticket.
The candidate who dropped from the Kiambaa race belonged to the Peoples Empowerment Party of Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
His participation in the polls had caused uneasiness in Ruto’s camp as it was considered improper for Moses Kuria to compete against UDA yet he was part of Ruto’s wider team.
“Met with Raymond Kuria with his team from Kiambaa Constituency who have graciously agreed to vacate their political ambitions in the forthcoming by-election to support and work with John Njuguna Wanjiku, the Hustler Nation candidate, for the sake of unity and prosperity, Karen” Ruto said in a tweet.
The DP after seeing his camp was being scuttled by the by-elections, moved with speed to have a meeting with Moses Kuria.
The meeting saw Kuria broker a deal with the DP whereby PEP immediately announced that it has withdrawn its candidate from the Kiambaa by-election in favor of UDA candidate.
“Yesterday I held extensive discussions with my boss and friend William Ruto on this matter. To make my two colleagues happy and above all for the unity of the Hustler Nation, PEP will NOT be fielding a candidate for the Kiambaa by-election,” Kuria said.