Khalwale & Mudavadi Taint Each Other in Public Spat

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Deputy President William Ruto received former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale to Jubilee Party in May 2019

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi on Sunday, December 22, stated that he was not interested in becoming a running mate for any presidential candidate in 2022.

Mudavadi made the declaration after former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, who is an ally of Deputy President William Ruto, stated that the ANC leader was better off with the DP.

“We have never hidden our intention to work with Mudavadi. We believe Mudavadi is better off with Ruto than in any other political formation,” Khalwale told Sunday Nation.

Deputy President William Ruto received former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale to Jubilee Party in May 2019

However, on his part, Mudavadi stated that he would be vying for the presidency in 2022.

“I am too busy consolidating my presidential candidacy to be distracted by an idle broker,” Mudavadi responded to the former senator.

Khalwale did not take Mudavadi’s comments lightly and took to social media to express his disappointment.

“I’ve taken your unhelpful remarks in today’s Sunday Nation in my stride. I know you know that coalition-building is not easy.

“Where you can, avoid unnecessary burning of bridges,” Khalwale advised.

On Friday, December 13, questions were raised after President Uhuru Kenyatta was accompanied by the ANC leader during a visit to Garissa County.

Kenyatta’s choice to have Mudavadi accompany him was conspicuous, considering how the ANC leader had been a vocal critic of the handshake between Kenyatta and AU envoy Raila Odinga.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi (far right) and Aden Duale (fourth left) after the head of state inaugurated the 50MW Garissa Solar Power Plant in Mbalambala, Garissa County on Friday, December 13, 2019
President Uhuru Kenyatta, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi (far right) and Aden Duale (fourth left) after the head of state inaugurated the 50MW Garissa Solar Power Plant in Mbalambala, Garissa County on Friday, December 13, 2019.

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