– Senator Irungu revealed the Mt Kenya politicians have agreed to expand the executive to accommodate Raila
– He said this will be effected by a constitutional change and only if the NASA principal returns political favour to Ruto
– Raila and Ruto fell out shortly after 2007 General Elections and are yet to reconcile
The Jubilee wing aligned to the Deputy President (DP) William Samoei Ruto is mulling over a possibility of working the ODM leader Raila Odinga in 2022.
In a video seen by TUKO.co.ke on Wednesday, July 10, Murang'a Senator Irungu Kangata revealed the Mt Kenya politicians have agreed to expand the executive to accommodate Raila.
This, the senator said will be effected by a constitutional change and only if the NASA principal returns political favour to Ruto.
"I want to give you that assurance the people of Central Kenya have agreed we are going to expand the executive and among the leaders who will be in the executive is Raila. But please do not forget Ruto, return the 2013 favour," he said amidst a thunderous applause.
But in a quick rejoinder, outspoken Nyeri MP Ngunjiri Wambugu who is an influential politician from the region and a fierce critic of the DP, coughed off Kangata's assertion.
"What in heaven’s name is Kangata talking about? As who? Where did Central Kenya agree to the things he is saying we agreed to," posted Wambugu.
TUKO.co.ke established Kangata was captured at the burial of Migori Senator Ben Oluoch Okello on Monday, July 9, at Kanyimach village.
Okello died at the MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi on June 18 after long battle with throat cancer.
His brother, Dennis Ojwang, said the senator had been to India for two months during which doctors discovered he had a tumour.
When he returned from the long stay in India, he continued with his treatment at the MP Shah Hospital where he succumbed to cancer.
The bitter rivalry between Ruto and Raila can be traced back to the hotly contested 2007 presidential election which the latter lost to the incumbent presient Mwai Kibaki.
Soon after Kibaki was declared the winner, politically instigated tribal clashes broke out leading prosecution of Ruto and five others at the Hague-based International Criminal Court.
Ruto’s camp then still in ODM, accused his party boss of riding on the deputy president's Kalenjin support to office and abandoned them shortly afterwards.
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