The fight between Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika to control United Democratic Alliance (UDA) in Nakuru has gone full-blown, with handlers of the Bahati MP saying nothing stops him from working with President Uhuru Kenyatta again.
This has been confirmed by the MPs statement following the Court of Appeal ruling, where he heaped unlikely praise on Raila Odinga, noting history will be kind to the ODM leader, on his attempts to have more resources devolved to Mt Kenya region.
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”Having been one of the ardent proponents of the BBI process, I believe ODM leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta had good intentions for this country and time will tell,” his statement read in part.
”I feel the process was later hijacked and politicised by the enemies of unity and development in this country. The judges made their ruling because they felt the independence of the Judiciary was threatened by BBI proposals like the creation of the position of a Judiciary Ombudsman. Mr. Raila Odinga you’ve tried for this country and history will judge you well,” the MP noted.
His opinion is a climb down from previous positions where he claimed the former PM had be-witched ‘their’ president.
However, Susan Kihika his rival in Nakuru celebrated the BBI loss, saying she had been vindicated.
”BBI is dead and dusted. My No vote for BBI is vindicated tonight. There is God in heaven, I salute the Judiciary of Kenya,” the Nakuru senator said.
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Reports from the county indicate the DP is in dilemma, on who to back between the warring Kihika-Kimani factions and appears to be in a fix, depending on which faction he backs. Attempts by Ruto to reconcile the two leaders has hit a brick wall.
Apart from the tussle between the two leaders, Kimani Ngunjiri’s reconciliation with Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui is also raising eyebrows. Governor Kinyanjui is a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta.