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Are two DP allies planning to ditch his camp?

Osoro meeting with KNC leader triggers speculations.

In Summary
  • Osoro alongside Miruka met Manson at his posh Karen home.
  • The two are strong supporters of DP William Ruto.
South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro.
South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro.
Image: COURTESY

Is South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro (pictured) plotting to ditch Deputy President William Ruto's camp? The vocal lawmaker and a heretofore staunch supporter of the DP held talks with Kenya National Congress Party leader Manson Nyamweya at the latter's posh Karen home. The meeting was also attended by Bomachoge Chache MP Alfa Miruka, another DP ally. The Sunday meeting triggered speculation about the duo's next move after photos emerged online. Manson is a close ally of Opposition chief Raila Odinga and his counsel to the two politicians could be useful when the DP's allies are being tormented.

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