Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika has addressed claims that he was slapped by top Deputy President William Ruto aide Farouk Kibet.
Reports had earlier suggested that Farouk had slapped Kihika following a fallout over undisclosed issues.
According to a Nakuru MP who spoke with Nation, Kihika had preferred candidates in the recently completed United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party primaries.
The MP noted that Kihika might have influenced the outcome of the party nominations irking top party officials.
“It is true Senator Kihika had preferred candidates in the party nominations and may have influenced the outcome, something that has not gone down so well with the top party officials,” said the MP.
However, Kihika has since dismissed claims of rubbing shoulders with Kibet saying the falsified information was spread by hired bloggers.
“We have no issues at all. Farouk was even the best man during my wedding, so he is a family friend. The issue that he slapped me last week is laughable
“It was propaganda propagated by bloggers hired by my opponents,” she told Nation.
Kihika is seeking to oust incumbent Governor Lee Kinyanjui in the August 9 General Elections.
Kibet has often been described as the go to guy if you want to meet and have a word with DP Ruto whether at his Karen residence or his Harambee Annex office.
He keeps a clear watch on interactions by the DP, identifying who is who, and plotting the next allegiances between his boss and other useful power brokers.
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