Mudavadi, Wetang’ula vow to work with Ruto to the end
Even as President Uhuru Kenyatta moves to convince Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford-Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang'ula (pictured) to rethink their move to work with Deputy President William Ruto, the two seem to have made up their mind to stick with the Deputy President to the end.
This was evident when Mudavadi and Wetang’ula joined Ruto in their first joint rally in Eldama Ravine, Baringo County ahead of their mega rally at ASK Ground in Nakuru County.
At the rally, the three reiterated they will work together to the end.
“This is not about seeking positions but working to better the lives of Kenyans," Wetang’ula said while announcing he will convene a joint rally in Bungoma for UDA, ANC and Ford Kenya leaders on Friday.
On the other hand, Mudavadi maintained that he will work with Ruto and that no one will change his mind.
"If you disagreed with Ruto, that's for you. You cannot choose friends for us," he said.
Mudavadi also answered Uhuru who is alleged to have told a section of Western Kenya leaders at State House that he was disappointed with his (Mudavadi) move to unite with Ruto.
"You have a right to be disappointed in me but Kenyans are more disappointed with you. You have burdened Kenyans with debt. Kenyans are tired," Mudavadi said.
On Tuesday, Uhuru told leaders from western Kenya that the country will be safe in the hands of the Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga after the August 9 General Election.
The President, according to People Daily, hinted at a possibility of convincing Mudavadi and Wetang’ula to change their hearts and support the former premier.
The President was emphatic about the choice of Raila as his preferred successor even as he felt disappointed with the Mudavadi and Wetang’ula for teaming up with Ruto.
But speaking in Baringo, Mudavadi and Wetang’ula poured cold water on Uhuru’s overtures, maintaining the President cannot choose partners for them.