By Athman Amran
Indications are that the Wiper Democratic Party leader could go his own way, going by his latest resolve to set up aspirants to run for various positions under the Wiper Democratic Movement.
The VP has also intensified meetings with leaders to build grassroots support. He is also planning to set up a short message service system where he will be in touch with Kenyans through their mobile phones.
While still expressing commitment to continue working with the so-called G7 Alliance, the VP has indicated his patient may run out.
“We will work with the G7 Alliance. We will get together somehow. But if people play it hard, I will go my own way,” he said, as he criticised a member of the alliance who he accuses of always telling Kenyans to keep peace as if the electorate is at war.
The VP made the comments when leaders from Kisii and Nyamira counties, including former MPs Jimmy Angweny, Geoffrey Masanya, and Mwencha Okioma visited him at his Karen home in Nairobi last Thursday.
He was responding to calls by some Kisii and Nyamira leaders, who had wanted members of the G7 to stick together. They also proposed that the VP, being the senior most member of the alliance, should be the group’s presidential candidate.
They said if the G7 presidential aspirants were to get any support in Gusii land, one prominent member of the alliance should disqualify himself from contesting.
Among prominent members of the alliance are The Alliance Party leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Uhuru Kenyatta, and Eldoret North MP, William William Ruto.
The G7 has seen stormy times recently, especially after Uhuru cobbled up another alliance to his advantage without involving his colleagues.
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