Senator Mwaura meets DP Ruto in Karen days after decamping to Tangatanga camp

Jubilee nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura meets Deputy President William Ruto at his Karen residence on Tuesday, January 4, 2021/ COURTESY

Jubilee nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura has met Deputy President William Ruto at his Karen residence days after decamping to the Tangatanga faction from the Kieleweke camp.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Senator Mwaura said he has led the way and more people will join the pro-Ruto Tangatanga side “in due course”.

“Even a child of a peasant can be President. This is the Kenya that I believe in whereby each and everyone has an equal opportunity. We gave the promise and we must honour it,” he added in an apparent endorsement of Ruto’s 2022 bid.

It is believed that in 2013, President Uhuru Kenyatta had a gentleman’s agreement with Ruto to support him upon his retirement, a position he made public more that thrice in the 2017 presidential campaigns.

Senator Mwaura has faced backlash over his move, with sections saying he is ungrateful to President Kenyatta, who nominated him to the Senate after he lost the Ruiru parliamentary race.

To the critics, Mwaura said, “It doesn’t matter how much character assassination and name calling they do. We will not stoop low to answer them. When they go low, we go high.”

“The facts speak for themselves. The state of the economy is in dire state and Kenya is literary broke. We need real answers not cheap epithets and ad hominem arguments.”

In an interview with Daily Nation, Mwaura said he moved camps to save his political career. . “By the end of the day these things you do not do them because of anybody, you do them because of your own personal survival,” Mwaura said.

“My ears are on the ground and the ground is supporting Ruto,” he added.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Gatundu South legislator — Uhuru’s MP — teased that the last person to leave Kieleweke camp should leave the key on the door as the watchman is already in the Tangatanga faction.

“Msee wa mwisho kuhama Kieleweke funguo aache hapo juu ya mlango. Msitafute watchie ati mmpatie funguo. Watchie wa hiyo boma tuko na yeye hapa Tanga Tanga. Ni wakati wa kuhama”.

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