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Kabogo Says Gachagua to Blame for DP Ruto’s Declining Popularity in Mt Kenya

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Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has hinted at supporting Roots Party presidential aspirant George Wajackoyah amid divisions in Deputy President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

This comes at a time when Kabogo who is seeking to reclaim the Kiambu governor’s seat is lamenting that he is being undermined in Kenya Kwanza.

Speaking in an interview on NTV, Kabogo said Wajackoyah who has been vocal on legalization of marijuana is a third force ahead of the August 9 General Elections.

“The moment you mention Wajackoyah to people in the campaign trail, there is this feeling you cannot express how and what that is gripping them,” he said.

“We used to say there are two horses in the race. Today we cannot be too sure of the same. There are those who will vote for Raila Odinga, they have always been there. There are those who will vote for William Ruto. There are many who will vote for Wajackoya. I cannot explain what is happening about Wajackoya.”

William Kabogo

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo PHOTO/COURTESY

On the other hand, Kabogo said Azimio One Kenya Alliance Raila Odinga’s decision to pick Martha Karua as his running mate was a big blow to Kenya Kwanza.

He said DP Ruto’s decision to pick Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua as his running mate, eroded the latter’s popularity in the Mt Kenya region.

“To be frank, three issues that are eating into Kenya Kwanza in Mt Kenya; nomination of Karua, settling on Gachagua and the emergence of Wajackoya. Things are no longer the same

“There are those who do not want to be associated with that truth but it is something that is there. The social media is full of that evidence,” Kabogo said.

Kabogo also accused DP Ruto of undermining affiliate parties from the Mt Kenya region so as to give UDA an edge ahead of August 9 General Elections.

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“He should tell us openly that they have decided that we are no longer useful in KKA and set us free to go and conduct ourselves independently

“His running mate is the one who has been tasked to undermine us by insisting to voters to reject our affiliate contenders,” he said.

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