How Ford Kenya has adopted Murathe’s tactics to disown Khalwale’s big fish

Do you remember former Jubilee’s Vice Chair David Murathe’s remarks about Deputy President William Ruto? The Moses Wetang’ula-led Ford Kenya party seem to have bought Murathe’s idea. The party has dismissed claims by its deputy leader Bonnie Khalwale that it entered into an MoU to support DP William Ruto in 2022.

Secretary-General Eseli Simiyu termed Khalwale’s sentiments as “personal and not those of the party”.

During an interview on Thursday in a local TV station, Khalwale alleged that Ford Kenya has decided to back Ruto’s presidential bid in 2022.

The former Kakamega senator challenged Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula, SG Simiyu Eseli, legislators Chris Wamalwa and Wafula Wamunyinyi to openly confirm or deny the existence of such a pact.

But addressing parents, teachers and students of Salvation Army school, Makunga on Friday in his Tongaren constituency Eseli asked Khalwale to make public the said MoU.

Ford Kenya party SG Eseli Simiyu at Makunga Girls Secondary school on January 25. /Brian Ojamaa

Eseli was handing over a cheque of Sh 4.5 million for construction of a twin laboratory.

The construction of the laboratory is funded by Harambee Holland Foundation.

‘I have heard comments regarding a MoU that does not exist and I was very perplexed on where Khalwale got that from,’ he said.

Eseli asked Khalwale to desist from making such outrageous comments about the party.

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