The fallout between Deputy President William Ruto and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria continued on Tuesday as the two took on each other in public.
Moses Kuria insists that they will support Ruto’s 2022 Presidential ambitions but they must be allowed to have their Mt Kenya party.
However, the lawmaker claimed that they will not force themselves to support Ruto if he doesn’t want their input.
“Mtu asituambie kwamba ndiyo tuungane na wewe lazima tuingie chama chako. Kama hautaki tukuunge mkono utasema. Sisi siyo mashabiki wa kushangilia ngoma ya wenyewe. Ata sisi tuko na ngoma yetu na tutaicheza vile tunajua,” the MP said.
However, in a quick rejoinder, Ruto insisted that his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) won’t be forming a coalition with another party.
“We must refuse to retreat to ethnic political alliances that will hurt our unity and development agenda. Rather, we should establish national parties founded on firm social and economic principles,” the DP said during a meeting with Tharaka Nithi leaders at his Karen residence.
Moses Kuria, Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri and NARC Kenya leader Martha Karua have embarked on an ambitious project to unite the Mt Kenya leaders ahead of 2022.