The fight to control United Democratic Movement (UDA) in Nakuru county seems to have taken a new twist, with Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri now saying area senator Susan Kihika is misleading the deputy president and could be the source of UDA’s downfall in the county.
Last week, Senator Susan Kihika led grassroots leaders from Subukia, Rongai, Bahati, Nakuru Town East, Molo and Nakuru Town West constituencies to visit the DP.
In a statement over the weekend, Kimani Ngunjiri said Susan Kihika’s delegation was full of a bunch of losers and cons out to hoodwink the DP as far as UDA’s support and membership in Nakuru county is concerned.
”Which grassroots leaders were taken to Karen? You can’t handpick people from Bahati while I’m there as an elected leader and hoodwink the DP that these are elected leaders. I disagree. The DP Ruto should deal with elected leaders and be wary of political leaders whose fathers brought political division in Rift Valley and abused respected political leaders,” the Bahati MP said in an apparent reference to Senator Kihika.
Even though the Bahati MP is still in UDA and has affirmed he will support the DP for president, his meeting with Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui last month has sent tongues wagging inside Ruto’s camp, with a section of leaders from Rift Valley saying the legislator may turn out to be ”another Moses Kuria.”
On the other hand, Senator Kihika is said to be going all the way to organise Nakuru county UDA leadership so that she can have her allies clinch the outfit’s ticket in 2022 and to effectively have the county’s politics in her grip post-2022.