"DP Ruto bribed Jubilee officials to rig me out" - Kabogo

Kabogo will be vying for the presidential seat in 2022.

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Mr Kabogo, who announced his independent candidature last Sunday, now says that gave out huge sums of money at the Jubilee headquarters to facilitate his fall.

The Governor has said that due to the failure by Mr Ruto to identify Kabogo’s weaknesses, resorted to dishing out cash.

"We saw so and so receiving money from a black Mercedes Benz at Jubilee headquarters. They would go to a hotel and plan how to rig and the people who were planning mentioned the DP's name. I have a recording of the same," he said as quoted by The Star.

Kabogo has termed the involvement of Mr Ruto in the Jubilee primaries as unfortunate as it led to blatant imposition of leaders on the people.

"I am a man full of anger and bitterness but I realised this will not help my people. I had opted to concentrate on my business and watch things unfold from the fence but then my love for the people of Kiambu drove me back," Mr Kabogo said.

He added: “I am not just after money or imposing myself on the people. The people of Kiambu know what they want. Even if I am left in the ballot room alone, I will not add a single paper in my favour to impose myself on them”.

Mr Kabogo has introduced yet another jab, and now claims that he won the primaries, but his success ripped by voter bribery and rigging peddled by his opponents, including Mr Fernand Waititu.

Kabogo lost to Waititu, who got over 350,000 against his 69,000 votes.

“Being a Governor is not a game in a beauty contest. You have to be firm with people who intend to misuse public funds. You only smile when you have to and that is who I am. If my face says I am arrogant I am sorry for that," he said.

Kabogo maintains that he will eventually win, but hinted that he is ready to concede, if defeated.

"I am confident that I will be in office for another term. What is happening now has happened to me several times while I was an MP. I won then and I will win this time too," he said.

He added: “I am the one who brought Uhuru back to the path when he almost endorsed [Amani leader Musalia] Mudavadi as president. I am a die-hard supporter of his policies because I believe he is a leader committed to seeing Kenya transformed.”

The county chief has said that he will be facing William Ruto in the 2022 presidential race. Ruto is expected to be in the race to succeed Uhuru who will only rule for two terms.

“For now I do not support anyone but Uhuru. I will weigh my options on whether to vie or support Ruto. After all, his vision and that of Uhuru are the same," he said.

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