Former prime minister Raila Odinga received a lot of heartwarming birthday wishes from Kenyans. One that stood out was from Baringo Senator Gideon Moi who sent a special birthday message. The message is unique in its own way, and has sent a strong message to William Ruto that things won’t be as smooth as he thinks.
In his Facebook page, Gideon wrote this:
“Happy 73rd birthday Hon Raila Odinga. Your courage and dignity is what keeps your loyal supporters strong. May God continue to shower you with all the blessings you truly deserve!”
The keyword in this message is,” Your courage and dignity is what keeps your loyal supporters strong”. This statement shows Gideon is salivating for Raila’s supporters and anytime from now, a deal might be sealed. What does this imply? That Ruto must be extremely vigilant!!!
This comes after Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has rekindled his rivalry with Deputy President William Ruto. Speaking in Thika, Kabogo said that voters from the expansive Mount Kenya region will not be forced to vote for Deputy President Ruto in the 2022 general elections.
Kabogo, who suffered defeat in the hands of Ferdinand Waititu in the race to defend his seat in the August 8th election said that the region will vote for Presidential candidate of their choice and not the one being forced down their throats.
“We are not political wheelbarrows to be pushed right, left and center by anyone,” said Kabogo as quoted by the Standard. He added: “We are all here to see, keep your eyes open. The game has just started.”
After Jubilee party primaries in March last year, Kabog linked Deputy President Ruto to his humiliating defeat to Waititu, saying that outcome of the nomination was predetermined. He said Ruto was determined to have him lose the seat in a plot to eliminate him as a possible threat to his ambition of succeeding President Kenyatta.
There has been speculation that Kabogo will team up with Baringo senator Gideon Moi to prevent Ruto from ascending to state house in 2022.
However, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria last week assured that Mt Kenya region will rally behind Ruto in 2022.