If Gachagua is not Ruto’s running mate, Kenya Kwanza is dead

Makueni MP Daniel Maanzo has said that if Deputy President William Ruto does not pick Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua to be his running mate, then the Kenya Kwanza alliance will be as good as dead.

Speaking on Tuesday, Maanzo said he believes that if the Mathira MP is not Ruto’s number two, Gachagua and his allies will pull out of the Kenya Kwanza alliance.

The legislator said that the Mt Kenya region is a vote-rich region and they have expectations that presidential candidates will pick a running mate from the region.

“Azimio la Umoja, One Kenya Alliance and UDA or Kenya Kwanza, the running mate will still come from Central Kenya and if William Ruto’s running mate is not Rigathi (Gahagua) then that is the end of that coalition,” Maanzo said on KTN News.

“The deputy presidency of UDA I believe belongs to Rigathi and I expect him to be named Ruto’s deputy bearing in mind the effort  he has made to build UDA and financial support to Ruto.”

The Makueni MP was reacting to remarks by Gachagua on Monday, saying that DP Ruto’s running mate will not be ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, but will come from the Mt Kenya region.

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