Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has taken a swipe at Deputy President William Ruto, renewing the rivalry that has existed between them. Kabogo has told Ruto that he should not expect an automatic backing from the Mt Kenya region in his bid to succeed Uhuru Kenyatta as president in the 2022 general elections.
Kabogo, who lost in the race for Jubilee ticket for Kiambu governor to Kabete Member of Parliament Ferdinand Waititu, has accused the Deputy President of planning his downfall by rigging him out in the party primaries held in April.
Kabogo says Ruto rigged him out in a bid to silence him ahead of the 2022 race, adding that Waititu was Ruto’s project and it will be a disaster if he becomes the next Kiambu governor.
“I’m not being fought because of you (Kiambu people), but by those who want seats in 2022, but I will face them head-on and I’m not keeping quiet this time round. I have made a similar stand before when I said we will not give this person (Ruto) the seat just like that and I’m saying it again. We will not support him unless we see development,” Kabogo said while addressing a gathering in Kiambu.