Moses Wetangula’s party comes clean on deal with DP Ruto over 2022

Ford Kenya clears the air over alleged MoU DP Ruto

File image of Bonny Khalwale, Moses Wetangula and Esseli Simiyu. Ford Kenya has distanced itself from any deal with DP Ruto

Two days after former Kakamega Senator alleged that Ford Kenya had entered into a deal with Deputy President William Ruto to support his 2022 bid, the party has confirmed the true state of affairs.

Speaking at a local TV station on Thursday, Khalwale alleged that the party had reached a deal with the DP, challenging Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula, SG Simiyu Eseli, legislators Chris Wamalwa and Wafula Wamunyinyi openly confirm or deny the existence of the deal.

Delving into the issue,FORD Kenya Secretary-General Eseli Simiyu termed Khalwale's remarks as "personal and not those of the party".

The Tongaren MP wondered where Khalwale had emerged with such information from and challenged him to make the MoU public if at all it exists.

'I have heard comments regarding a MoU that does not exist and I was very perplexed on where Khalwale got that from,' Simiyu said.

Disciplinary action against Khalwale

The Tongaren MP revealed that the party organs had met to deliberate on disciplinary actions against the former senator.

"The Ford Kenya party management committee met on Thursday and are reviewing the complaints on how to take a disciplinary action against him", Simiyu divulged.

From a vocal critic of the DP, the former Kakamega Senator, has been on the frontline, marketing DP Ruto’s 2022 bid.

His decision to join Ruto’s camp has placed him in a collision pat with a section of Western Kenya leaders who allege that he received cash in exchange for his political support.

However, in his defence, Khalwale has disclosed on different occasions that he arrived at the decision after realizing that no one can defeat DP Ruto in the 2022 race, vowing not to turn back.

"They should leave me alone. I decided to join DP Ruto's team and there is no turning back…I know Ruto is best suited to take over from President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022 and those thinking otherwise are dreaming," Khalwale said.

He recently appealed for prayers at Church event urging Church leaders to “pray for leaders from my Luhya community who think I(Khalwale) am in a commercial venture by doing what I am doing".

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