Bahati Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri has warned Deputy President William Ruto and his allies against fighting Gatundu South lawmaker Moses Kuria, former Agriculture Minister Mwangi Kiunjuri and Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua.
Speaking on Wednesday, August 18, Ngunjiri opined that Ruto and his allies should not fight Mt Kenya leaders who refuse to disband their parties and join the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
The vocal MP opined that political parties offer a lifeline to other people who might want to exit their parties.
The Bahati lawmaker noted that he knows there are crooked people in UDA and if he falls out with the people in the Ruto led party he will leave and joining Kuria’s Chama Cha Kazi.
“I want to tell Moses Kuria and his counterparts, Kiunjuri and Karua not to dissolve their parties. At the end of the day, Kenyans will not vote for a party, they will vote for a person’s agenda,” Ngunjiri remarked.
“If the crooks in UDA lock me out, I will go to Kuria’s Chama Cha Kazi. We should not tell them to dissolve their parties. People know the importance of a window once a door is locked,” the MP opined.
This comes just a day after Deputy President William Ruto dismissed the formation of political coalitions in the country ahead of the 2022 general election.
Ruto had hosted religious leaders from Tharaka Nithi County at his Karen residence in Nairobi, where he opined that the era of political groupings and endorsements is over.
The Deputy President called on leaders to decline the temptation of retreating to ethnic political alliances will be detrimental to the country’s social fabric and development agenda.
Narc Kenya leader, Martha Karua, The Service Party leader, Mwangi Kiunjuri and MP Moses Kuria last week dismissed calls to disband their parties and join one political party.
Kiunjuri on Sunday, August 8, differed with Deputy President, William Ruto, over the DP’s 2022 strategy. He faulted Ruto for insinuating that he did not need coalitions ahead of the August 2022 poll.
Kuria has also cautioned the DP against his tough stance against working with regional parties – warning that the parties would not support Ruto if he insisted on them dissolving their parties.
“If you tell us that the only way we can support you is by joining your party, that can’t be so let him tell us now because we can’t support him by force,” the Gatundu South MP noted.