DP Ruto-Kibwana meeting sparks Wiper jitters

Deputy President William Ruto (right) with Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana at the DP’s residence in Karen, Nairobi, last week. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • On Sunday, the Wiper chairman had criticised supporters of Mr Musyoka, accusing them of trying to undermine him and his Kitui counterpart Charity Ngilu.

  • Mr Ruto is widely seen as the favourite in the 2022 presidential race and has been keen to build alliances across the country.

  • Calls for Wiper to position itself for post-election alliances have intensified at a time when the party is facing internal and external challenges.

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana’s meeting with Deputy President William Ruto just a day after he threatened to withdraw support for Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has led to speculation that he has abandoned Ukambani leader Kalonzo Musyoka.

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