ADVERTISEMENT

Ruto officially invites Mudavadi for coalition talks

DP Ruto makes special consideration for Musalia Mudavadi.

Musalia Mudavadi with DP Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto is willing to make a special consideration for ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula.

ADVERTISEMENT

According to United Democratic Alliance Secretary General Veronic Maina, Ruto has extended a formal invitation to partner with the two politicians in the 2022 General Election.

The DP, who has convinced politicians in his camp to denounce other parties in favour of UDA, is willing to accommodate ANC and Ford Kenya in his planned alliance.

In case they accept it, we will listen to them because, as UDA, we are a democratic party that does not give demands. Yes, anyone who wants to support us has to join UDA, but we will listen to ANC and Ford Kenya,” said Ms Maina.

However, in a 2019 interview with former Citizen TV news anchor Hussein Mohammed, Musalia vowed to never work with the deputy president.

DP Ruto had earlier disagreed with key allies such as Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri who refused to fold their parties and join UDA.

Kiunjuri has in the past said that UDA had refused to accommodate other parties, warning that should UDA collapse, Mt Kenya voters will be left in the cold if they don’t have a regional party.

"We've seen what can happen when we are all put in one party. We don't want to repeat what is happening in Jubilee," Kiunjuri said.

On the other hand, Ruto, during a recent interview on Citizen TV, said he had not forced anyone to fold their parties.

We will meet kwa uwanja. The Deputy President believes in creating a national party UDA just like I strongly believe in creating a strong and very national party- Chama Cha Kazi. There is no contradiction here,” Kuria stated in a post on Facebook.

He added that UDA and CCK have very similar ideologies but differ on equitable sharing of resources based on population, equality of vote and practical and reasonable implementation of the economic transformation model.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Probe into robbery at Mudavadi's Karen home takes unexpected turn

Probe into robbery at Mudavadi's Karen home takes unexpected turn

Ruto responds to Mama Ngina Kenyatta [Video]

Ruto responds to Mama Ngina Kenyatta [Video]

Kibra Declaration: Details of demands issued by Raila, Kalonzo and Karua

Kibra Declaration: Details of demands issued by Raila, Kalonzo and Karua

Details of Raila's meeting with Azimio leaders after key allies skipped rallies

Details of Raila's meeting with Azimio leaders after key allies skipped rallies

KRA swings into action, companies linked to Uhuru allies among 300 under probe

KRA swings into action, companies linked to Uhuru allies among 300 under probe

14 dead, several injured in Lodwar - Kakuma road night accident

14 dead, several injured in Lodwar - Kakuma road night accident

Mama Ngina Kenyatta's bold response after tax evasion claims

Mama Ngina Kenyatta's bold response after tax evasion claims

Plans to arrest and drag me to court coming soon- Babu Owino cries out

Plans to arrest and drag me to court coming soon- Babu Owino cries out

Raila wants Kenya to adopt this new electoral system and overhaul of IEBC

Raila wants Kenya to adopt this new electoral system and overhaul of IEBC

ADVERTISEMENT