Deputy President William Ruto has arrived in Lang’ata for the Amani National Congress (ANC) leader’s event at the Bomas of Kenya.
The DP arrived at the event moments after his battalion, led by Garissa Township MP Aden Duale, arrived.
Aisha Jumwa, MP for Malindi, Nixon Korir, MP for Lang’ata, and former Kibra parliamentary aspirant MacDonald Mariga are other UDA allies in Bomas.
According to reports, Ruto and Mudavadi may reach an agreement before the August elections.
This comes as it was revealed that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was not invited to the much-anticipated event.
OKA principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Gideon Moi, as well as Presidential Aspirant Jimi Wanjigi, stormed out of the event when the DP arrived.
Reports of a pre-election pact between Mudavadi and Ruto surface after the DP attempted to entice the OKA co-principal to join forces with him ahead of the August General Election.
Ruto went after Mudavadi and Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetangula, who is also in attendance, in December 2021, noting that it would be easier for the three to form a formidable Presidential team.
“They are telling Mudavadi and Wetang’ula that they must support Raila in order for him to remain relevant in politics; that narrative is out of date.” “I want to ask my brothers to join me so that we can form the next government together,” Ruto said at the time.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, Laikipia Woman Representative Cate Waruguru, and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen are also in attendance.
Mudavadi had previously stated that Bomas’ announcement to the delegates would cause tremors throughout the country’s political landscape.
Mudavadi and Ruto are vying for the presidency in order to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose second and final term expires in August.
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