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Exclusive: Moses Wetangula Pressurize Raila to Drop Kidero, Eyes Nairobi Governorship



From Left Kidero, Speaker Muturi and Wetangula share a platform during a functiuon

From Left Kidero, Speaker Muturi and Wetangula share a platform during a functiuon

In politics, they say a day is like a century and that there are no permanent enemies, interests dictate nature of relationships in this game. Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba, who at one point in life stated his DNA is ODM/Raila that nothing other than death would change that finally resigned from the party’s top leadership organ as the Secretary General.

The youthful politician had been tipped to dump the party, kept a distance from all key events the party sketched in recent times from much hyped Saba Saba rally last year to anti-IEBC demos last months. According to the political corridors, the fashionista legislator had gone to bed with the new Mr money bags in town, DP Ruto and it was only a matter of time before he could bolt out to join him in shadows.

The two have a relationship that dates back to campus days when Ababu a then student leader at the University of Nairobi struck a deal with DP Ruto. Those privies to their relationship mumble that he supplied him with merchandise, in this case, rule out drugs and fill in the blanks. Back to the matter at hand, there has been credible dismay that CORD top organs could disintegrate in the run-up to general elections.

Governor Evans Kidero

Governor Evans Kidero

Musyoka is resolute to be on the ballot, by all means, Raila there’s no debate about it, he’s a taking his last shot at the presidency. Wetangula on the other side according to my sleuths, is financially guillotined to run a presidential campaign to the end and feels his current stature in politics doesn’t rightfully allow him to stick to a lesser luxurious Senatorial seat.

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According to my highly placed and impeccable sources in the political shells, the Bungoma litigant cum politician is scheming on taking the lucrative Nairobi gubernatorial seat currently held by ODM’s highly maintained figure, Kidero.

A very close confidant to Wetangula and his circles is telling me, the CORD co-principal is more than determined to topple Kidero. “The plot is at an advanced stage, Kidero must take a backseat, and we’re more than prepared and confident we will get the seat, and Raila must give us his blessings.” Says the mole.

The senator from information reaching me has petitioned the Cord leader, Raila Odinga to sacrifice the incumbent in his favour. This is coming at a time when Raila’s support base in Western is undergoing surgery. His close defendant Namwamba together with Otuoma latest leaders to show discontent and shifting loyalty from him and party. Wetangula could be using this as a blackmail strategy on Raila as a bargaining tool to stay in CORD.

Wetangula and DP Ruto sharing a light moment

Wetangula and DP Ruto sharing a light moment

As a crafty strategy, Wetangula has been getting close underneath with Kidero’s inner circles. “His friendship with the governor has miraculously, tightened in the past few months, funny he doesn’t have any idea Weta is salivating for his seat.” A source at city hall confides in me.

Wetangula’s entrance into the Nairobi highly contested seat now adds to the array of gun tooting candidates, Senator Mike Sonko, MP Dennis Waweru, Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja, Miguna Miguna and Margret Wanjiru, who’ve both publicly shown their interest in the seat.

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Jubilee has vowed to take over the position from ODM in the coming elections in what DP Ruto described as ‘by all all means, through crook and hook’. Weta’s entrance and demands to have Kidero out introduce a new pressure within the already pressurised coalition.

Obviously, Kidero, who’s amongst biggest financiers of the ODM party, wouldn’t be naturally easy with the thought of relegation.
Whether Kidero is aware of Weta’s sungura schemes or not is but a guess, what he does with the information that he now has at determines his way forward as he gathers his strength to retain the seat of everyone’s envy.


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