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Western Kenya leaders lobby Ruto for running mate post - 2 months ago, 5 Nov 09:52

By: Shaban Makokha

A section of leaders from western Kenya on Sunday reached out to Deputy President William Ruto to consider picking his 2022 running mate from the region.

Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale asked Mr Ruto to choose either ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi or Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula as his deputy.

“We have made an early stand and it is well-known that we are supporting your presidency in 2022. Don’t do to us what Nasa leader Raila Odinga did to this community. Pick your running mate from western,” Dr Khalwale said in Mumias, Kakamega County.

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They said they are endorsing Mr Ruto, hoping he will not sideline the region. Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa said he had pleaded with both Mr Wetang'ula and Mr Mudavadi to join the Ruto bandwagon to no avail.

“When Jubilee won the 2017 elections, I reached out to my two elder brothers and invited them to work with the government, but ...
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