'Jubilee is becoming lonely' Nyeri Governor Kahiga hints at joining UDA
Mutahi Kahiga, the governor of Nyeri county, has hinted at joining the UDA party, claiming that he is the only governor from Mount Kenya left in the Jubilee party, which is becoming lonely.
Speaking while attending a Church service at PEFA Nyeri Cathedral of Grace in Nyeri town, Kahiga ruled out the possibiity of joining the ODM party "Nyumba yetu ya Jubilee imesambaratika na ni mimi pekee yangu nimesalia Jubilee kutoka mlima Kenya, Jana tumeona magavana wa Mt Kenya wakihaka Jubilee na kujiunga na vyama vingine kama PNU. Sasa ni mimi pekee governor from Mt.Kenya nimesalia Jubilee walakini upweke unaua, but one thing I want to assure you I won't join Odm, tupigie William Ruto kura,"
At the same event, Deputy President William Ruto welcomed Governor Kahiga to the UDA camp, stating that remaining alone could be dangerous.
"Almost 85 percent ya watu walikuwa Jubilee tumeenda kwa 'Kazi ni Kazi' sasa Kahiga usihangaike sana because we saw yesterday, those who were remaining in the team also decamped. I think it is too risky for you to stay there alone," said Ruto.
Four governors from the Mt. Kenya region hinted yesterday that they would be leaving the Jubilee party as part of a new political alliance to be announced soon.
The governors: James Nyoro (Kiambu), Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru), Francis Kimemia (Nyandarua) and Nderitu Muriithi (Likipia) said that the new outfit will bring on board new players from across the political divide ahead of the 2022 polls.