Following the ditching of his UDA Camp by a trusted brigade, Deputy President William Ruto has been dealt a huge blow in his quest to win the Western region votes.

This is after Hamisi Constituency Member of Parliament Charles Gimose defected from his Tanga Tanga camp and declared allegiance to the Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi ahead of the 2022 general elections.

Reports from Taifa Leo, publications captured the MP stating that he is back at the ANC party because the outfit is his home after having gone to feed the animals.

“Nilikuwa nimeenda tu kuwalisha mifugo. Nimerejea nyumbani. Ng’ombe wakipelekwa malishoni, hurejea nyumbani (I had gone to feed the livestock. I am back home. When cows are taken to graze they don’t stay there but come back home),” he said. 

The lawmaker who was elected on the Ford Kenya party ticket in the 2017 polls, is expected to bolster Mudavadi’s presidential ambitions, to replace President Uhuru Kenyatta as the 5th head of state.

The Constituency being in Vihiga county perceived to be the political bedrock of the ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi could have played a key role in the MP’s abrupt turn.

This new development comes barely a month after Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi announced that he will support the ODM leader Raila Odinga bid for the statehouse ahead of the general elections.

The Deputy Governor who was perceived to be DP Ruto’s footsoldier in the Kisii region, called it quits at the DP’s camp over claims of the DP endorsing Former South Mugirango lawmaker James Omingo Magara for UDA party ticket in the gubernatorial race that he is equally eyeing in next year’s August elections.

Just before the Kisii County Deputy Governor made public his political stand, he started by missing DP Ruto’s key rallies in the vote-rich Kisii area.

Maangi’s absence sparked fears which were confirmed with his attendance at Raila’s Azimio La Umoja National Convention at Kasarani Stadium on December 10, marking his return to ODM.

From there, he later met the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who officially welcomed him to the Orange house.

Sourced from Kenya leo

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