• He insisted that Gachagua’s call for six-piece voting of UDA party candidates in Kiambu County has led to woes within the coalition.
• Kabogo cautioned the Kenya Kwanza team to be weary of their campaign strategy in the region.
Kiambu Gubernatorial candidate William Kabogo has blamed Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua of the frustrations within the Kenya Kwanza coalition.
He insisted that Gachagua’s selection as William Ruto’s running mate and his call for six-piece voting of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party candidates in Kiambu County has led to woes within the coalition.
“The selection of Gachagua as the running mate has caused some problems and if we do not say it, then we will be pretending. Many people may fear saying it but it is out there," Kabogo stated.
The legislator was Speaking to NTV on Monday night.
There is a looming fallout between Ruto and his allies including Chama Cha Kazi leader Moses Kuria and Tujibebe Wakenya’s Kabogo, who boycotted a campaign meeting convened by the DP in Ndumberi, Kiambu County over the weekend.
The two party leaders announced that they had withdrawn from the Kenya Kwanza campaigns until their concerns were addressed.
They accused UDA of locking them out when it comes to planning meetings in Mt. Kenya.
Kabogo further cautioned the Kenya Kwanza team to be wary of their campaign strategy in the region, stating that the selection of Gachagua as the running mate had made their popularity in the region dip.
Admitting to change in popularity, the former Kiambu Governor said the entry of Martha Karua has made Azimio’s popularity rise in the Mt. Kenya region.
"To some extent the selection of Martha Karua has shifted the Mt Kenya vote but not by a big percentage. I can put it at 3 per cent," Kabogo added.
Kabogo stated that he will wait for deputy president Ruto to address their grievances and If not, he insisted that he would leave the coalition.
He, however, noted that he would not join the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance.