Business mogul and presidential hopeful Jimi Wanjigi is to set to join DP Ruto. Jimi has hinted at working with Deputy President William Ruto, following his fallout with the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader, Raila Odinga.
In an interview on Wednesday, March 9, the ex-ODM life member noted that it was too early to rule out a possibility of him working with DP Ruto.
However, he made it clear that he was open to working with the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), if Ruto is willing to support his candidature.
“I am open to working with anybody, save for those who chase me away. So if Deputy President Ruto is coming to support my candidature, then why not?” Wanjigi posed.
Wanjigi pointed out that he was willing to work with Ruto if the country’s Second in Command had policies and ideas that would benefit the people of Kenya. That notwithstanding, he expressed confidence that he was the best candidate for the seat.
“See, how we come together is on the basis of what we can do for this nation, the ideas and having an understanding of where we are as a country,” Wanjigi remarked.
When asked about working with Wiper Democratic Movement party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, he stated that he would be more than pleased, adding that he was a man who always kept his word.
“I would love to work with Kalonzo. I have known him for a long time, he is a man who stands by word and means what he says and he has the best interests at heart.
Wanjigi went on to reveal how he gave the NASA coalition a shot in the arm in 2017. He intimated that he was the one who convinced Kalonzo to join NASA, despite the former having reasonable doubts.
“In 2017, Kalonzo did not think that Raila would win the election but I convinced him to join Nasa. He felt that that would have been his best shot and told me that I spoilt it for him, he then declared that that it would be the last time he was going to support Odinga,” the businessman noted.
Wanjigi who has since joined Paul Muite’s Safina party, reiterated that he will be running for president, and hopes to be endorsed during the party’s National Delegates Conference (NDC) which will be held in April 2021. He added that at that point, Safina will be open for negotiations with other parties for a possible coalition before the August polls.
Sourced from Kenyans