Reports indicate that DP William Ruto is replacing Rigathi Gachagua as his running mate. Sources from withinUDA indicate that majority of the members are not comfortable with the former DO because he is not friendly to them.
Rigathi,who was voted by few UDA politicians in Karen,is being preferred by Ruto because he has deep pockets. Though Kithure Kindiki trounced him during voting,Ruto didn’t pick him because he isn’t rich.Kithure’s wealth is estimated to be Ksh 50 million while Gachagua owns assets worth over Ksh15 billion.
During campaigns to popularize UDA,it’s Gachagua who spent money to mobilize people of Mount Kenya.Because of this,Ruto felt that he should be his deputy.
Gachagua has been in the campaign trail for 3 days but already,UDA people are complaining that he is not adding value to Ruto.In fact,they claim that Azimio’s choice of Karua complicated UDA’s equation.
Though there are rumours that Gachagua might be replaced, numerous sources close to Ruto have confirmed that he won’t be replaced.The DP has until 21 May 2022 to make up his mind.
In the meantime,Gachagua will be the only choice for Kenya Kwanza.