Mudavadi shares rare moment with Ruto [Photos]
By Jacob Ngetich | May 27th 2021
Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi had a rare moment when he closed political ranks to join Deputy President William Ruto and his family during the wedding of their daughter June Ruto.
Mudavadi shared pleasantries with the family and guests during the wedding at Ruto's private home in Karen.
June Ruto, who is Kenya’s Charge d’Affaires in Poland, got engaged to her Nigerian fiancé — Alexander Ezenagu — at her father’s home in Nairobi.
Her soon-to-be husband is an assistant law professor on international tax law, transfer pricing and tax planning at Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
"I am honoured to be among distinguished guests who attended the celebration of Deputy President @WilliamsRuto 's daughter June Ruto and her fiancé Alexander Ezenagu as they exchanged vows today. Indeed, family ties are key in building societal values," said Mudavadi.
Mudavadi said as leaders they should sometimes rise above the din of politics and nurture that which unites them.
"Having time for our families is key in upholding family values in our society. I wish the newly-wed couple a happy and prosperous life together," he added.
Ruto and Mudavadi have declared their interest in succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022 and have recently intensified their hunt for support.
Mudavadi has stepped up a charm offensive of the Mt Kenya region. He held a series of meetings with leaders, raising speculation over his political game plan in the Uhuru succession race.
The ANC leader met a host of former lawmakers from the region led by former Members of Parliament Association chairman Humphrey Njuguna (former Gatanga MP) and former Gachoka MP Mutava Musyimi, at Sagana Gateaway Resort on Friday.
Mudavadi said his engagements with the leaders was the economic mainstay of the region and programmes that can support people.
He described the region as pivotal for his 2022 presidential bid and was pulling all the strings to reach out to the voters.
“Mt Kenya axis is extremely pivotal and critical in Kenya’s political landscape. The population there is huge, they are powerful voters, they come in large numbers when it is time to vote if they believe in the candidacy of the person they want to push through,” said Mudavadi.
He revealed that he wants to focus on discussions with the people to identify their problems before engaging various stakeholders on possible solutions.
“Critical issues of Mt Kenya will always revolve first and foremost on the economy. They have a lot of entrepreneurship issues, and are very sensitive about their agriculture, coffee, tea, milk," noted Mudavadi.
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