By JUMA KWAYERA
Allies of Eldoret North MP William Ruto and Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta tell of an elaborate scheme sealed with a memorandum of understanding that isolates Kalonzo from the the G7 Alliance in the countdown to the General Election.
Matters are not made any easier for the VP following the recent Gema meeting at the Limuru Conference Centre, which endorsed Uhuru as the flag-bearer for Mt Kenya.
Uhuru accepted the endorsement with the promise to announce in a month the party he would use to vie for president. The DPM is Kanu chairman.
Within the G7 outfit, it comes as no surprise that the Uhuru and Ruto, who are facing trial for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court, have finally succeeded in sidelining Kalonzo, who must now look for new alliances to pitch for president.
According the deal, the Kelenjin votes would be âkept in a bunkerâ â in Rift Valley â to be turned over to Uhuru in the event of need to secure an outright majority in the House.
The VPâs allies interviewed described as speculation talks of Uhuru, who has a lot of influence on the President, had quietly offloaded their party leader.
Nominated MP Mohammed Affey, while denying there is anything substantive between the VP and the Prime Minister, says their party is open to mutually beneficial arrangement.
"Nothing stops us from seeking alliances with other like-minded parties or people, including the Prime Minister. For the time being, there is nothing on the table. But we have not closed the door to any individual or party," Affey, a longstanding ally of the VP, says.
- Salva Kiir sacks top South Sudan officials
- Lawyer wants Chinedu to appear in court
- Maji marefu’s futile effort to find stolen property
- Can chickens really be cleverer than a toddler? Studies suggest animals can master numeracy and basic engineering
- Freedom of media under threat in Eastern Africa
- Rapid desertification in Kenya threatening livelihood