Ruto grabs Raila man for Msambweni mini-poll

Deputy President William Ruto received by Elders ole Saitoti and Yaille Kanoli Chairman Manyatta in Kajiado Central on September 24,2020. The DP had earlier met Mr Feisal Bader, an aspirant who is seeking to vie as an independent candidate in the Msambweni by-election. 

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What you need to know:

  • On Wednesday, Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju cited President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga’s handshake for the decision by the ruling party not to field a candidate.
  • . Another ODM hopeful, Mariam Sharlet Akinyi, who was at the Kwale introductory meeting, had also jumped ship to Jubilee, and has since indicated she will be seeking the seat as an independent.

Deputy President William Ruto has set up a clash with ODM leader Raila Odinga in the Msambweni parliamentary by-election after backing an aspirant to run as an independent candidate.  

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