Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro on Friday confronted the deputy president over his decision to reject fringe Mt Kenya parties from being a part of UDA, telling him such a move will cost the Hustler nation’s attempts to capture power in next year.
In what seems to be a growing unease in Tanga Tanga and a shifting political conversation in Mt Kenya, a number of legislators who were previously vocal in Ruto’s camp have strategically gone silent and are said to be exploring their political options.
According to a source who spoke to this publication on condition of anonymity, Rigathi Gachagua has been accused of misleading the DP for ‘selfish interests’, as far as Mt Kenya’s succession politics is concerned.
”Members feel Gachagua is driven by personal interests. He has successfully managed to split UDA which had a lot of potential in our region,” he said.
On Saturday evening, Moses Kuria lashed out at Ruto telling him his United Democratic Alliance which they purport to portray as the only vehicle in the region is only one member of the Hustler Nation.
”The Hustler Nation is and can not be owned by any particular individual as we started it all as a mass movement and an idea whose time has come. It is also a fact that UDA is perceived to be dominated by incumbent MPs who are hell-bent to lock out their potential challengers out of the 2022 race. Further, a party that has only 1 MP and 2 MCAs from Kiambu, Nyandarua and Nakuru can not claim to have bragging rights to brand all other parties as regional or tribal,” the MP noted.
He continued,” This is the kind of hubris and chest-thumping that destroyed the Jubilee Party which we formed with so much hope and enthusiasm. It is the clearest attempt to take us to the days of the one-party state and the dark KANU era. I was in the clamor for multi-partyism and the second liberation alongside Hon Mwangi Kiunjuri and Hon Martha Karua, as a young and vibrant student leader at the University of Nairobi.’
I am not as young and vibrant today and I can not go back to the streets to fight for multi-partyism again. I can only guard what is there. The price of freedom is vigilance. We embrace and are all ready for teamwork, to work with everyone towards the economic emancipation of all Hustlers. But we can not afford to close our eyes and forget contemporary history, let alone missing to learn from it. We are cognisant that history is a terrible bed to sleep in yet it is a wonderful lesson to learn.”
Ndindi Nyoro, from Muranga county, has been a close friend with Moses Kuria, and together with his senator Irungu Kangata, they have avoided a direct confrontation with the acerbic-tongued Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) leader.