ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi has accused deputy president William Ruto of dishonesty,  deceit, and disrespect to Kenyans and  President Uhuru Kenyatta. Mudavadi termed Ruto’s recent move to support the recently launched (UDA) as a mockery to the tenets of democracy and party loyalty.

Mudavadi who was speaking in Mukhweya, Namulungu, and Mirere in Matungu constituency of Kakamega county, while drumming up support for ANC party candidate in the March 4 by-election, Peter Oscar Nabulindo, said the deputy president cannot distance himself from the undertakings of the Jubilee party and the government he formed together with president Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mudavadi said that the promises made by the deputy president during the burial of the late Matungu MP, Justus Murunga over the issues affecting cane farmers in western Kenya as a result of the collapse of Mumias sugar company, are far-fetched and it is a mockery to the people of Mumias and the larger western Kenya region.

He urged the people of Matungu to vote for Nabulindo who he said represents the change that the people of Matungu desire to have.

While describing himself as the best-suited person to lead the country after president Uhuru retires in 2022, Mudavadi said he has previously supported ODM leader Raila Odinga for the presidency twice and was therefore not ready to back any one in the next election as he walks the journey towards state house occupancy.

Mudavadi was accompanied by Senator Cleophas Malala who accused Kakamega county governor Wycliffe Oparanya of using county funds to campaign for the ODM candidate David Were.

Other leaders were Lugari MP Ayub Savula, Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi, Vihiga MP Ernest Kagesi, and a host of ANC members of county assemblies.

By Henix Obuchunju

Multimedia journalist

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