Tharaka Nithi governor Muthomi Njuki today joined the United Alliance Party allied to deputy president William Ruto.
The governor further joined Musalia and deputy president at Bomas of Kenya where he (Musalia) launched his presidential bid.
During the past interview with media, Njuki said before joining Ruto’s party, Ruto has to call him and have negotiations on minimums that his County will benefit with if Ruto wins the presidency.
He said although he is under pressure to join the party, he will not take himself to Ruto but instead the party leader should look for him since he has his own support from the county where he is the boss.
“I will not take myself to Ruto despite several calls to join his party. If at all Ruto needs my support he should look for me so that we negotiate on what my electorates will benefit with if he wins the 2022 elections,’’ Njuki said.
Meru county governor Kiraitu Murungi who has recently revived his BUS party has also since made a U-turn on supporting ODM party leader Raila Odinga and said his party will decide who to support in the presidential elections.
Njuki will wrestle Senator Kithuure Kindiki a close ally of DP Ruto who is also vying for gubernatorial seat on UDA party.