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Ruto adviser denies being fired after ditching UDA for Ford-K

Last week he announced that he was joining Wetang'ula's party

In Summary

• Sources in the office of the DP told the Star that he had been directed to hand over everything, including his official vehicle.

• Chikati said he had worked diligently with the deputy president and it was time for him to work with Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang'ula.

Murumba Chikati
Murumba Chikati
Image: JOHN NALIANYA

Deputy President William Ruto’s secretary for strategy Murumba Chikati has denied he was fired after he ditched UDA and joined Ford Kenya.

"Politics and the running of government activities are pretty different things," he told the Star on the phone.

Chikati has been serving as an adviser to the deputy president and has been instrumental in drumming up support for Ruto in Western region.

But last week, he announced that he was joining Ford Kenya.

Sources in the office of the DP told the Star that he had been directed to hand over everything, including his official vehicle.

"You can't earn from advising the deputy president yet hold different political persuasions. This cannot happen," a source said.

Speaking when he announced that he was joining Ford Kenya, Chikati said he had worked diligently with the deputy president and it was time for him to work with Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang'ula.

He said he wants to be associated with Ford Kenya, which is the party of the people in Bungoma. 

Edited by A.N