Speculations as Governors Kibwana, Nanok Meet DP Ruto

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Days after meeting ANC party Leader Musalia Mudavadi and Narc Kenya’s Martha Karua, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has held a closed-door meeting with Deputy President William Ruto.

Accompanied by Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok, Kibwana, who has already announced his intentions to run for the country’s top seat in 2022, met Ruto at his Weston Hotel in Nairobi on Thursday, October 1, sparking speculations of political realignment.

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DP Ruto with Governor Kibwana at a past function in the lower Eastern region. Photo/File

Taking to his twitter page on Thursday evening, Governor Nanok, who has since remained one of Ruto’s close loyalists after suggestively dumping his ODM party in 2018, communicated that the three had met and discussed issues among them matters of national importance.

“Statesmen; H.E. Deputy President @WilliamsRuto, Governor@governorkibwana& I, held candid & cordial discussions on issues of national importance among them the youth empowerment agenda & deepening devolution,” Tweeted Nanok.
The meeting came at a time when Governor Kibwana, who was elected on Muungano Development Movement Party (MDM), has recently been seen to be leaning towards William Ruto’s side.
“Statesmen discourse on issues of National importance among them the youth empowerment agenda & deepening devolution” posted Kibwana on Facebook after the meeting.

 

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While other leaders have been busy castigating Ruto over his recent wheelbarrow donations to youths in different parts of the county, Governor Kibwa seems to be reading from a different script from his colleagues.’

Early this week, Kibwana defended Ruto’s empowerment programme, saying the DP is using the opportunity to link up with youths.

“I don’t think Ruto’s main agenda is to dish out wheelbarrows etc. He is trying to bond with youth. Do you see the Wheel Barrow game? Politics of Symbolism” tweeted Kibwana recently.

And while replying to a question by a user on whether he had joined Ruto’s brigade, Kibwana tactically twisted his response saying it was the hustler nation which was slowly joining his Wanjiku movement.

He added that he had always been ready to meet all leaders who share the same ideas as his as far as service to the nation and humanity is concerned,

“Imagine it is hustlers who are joining our Wanjiku presidential safari.  And then remember I said I will talk to all leaders who want a national conversation about a peaceful Kenya towards and beyond 2022,” Kivutha responded.

Here are some more reactions from Kenyans concerning the meeting;

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