Wednesday, August 10, 2022

UDA Vice Chairman Kipruto Arap Kirwa defects to Azimio

United DEmocaric Alliance (UDA) have suffered a major setback following the defection of Vice-Chairman Kiruto Arap Kirwa to rivals Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition.

The UDA Vice Chairman was unveiled by Hon. Raila Odinga running mate Martha Karua during a public rally in Sirisia, Bungoma County.

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Kirwa has been an outstanding politician under UDA having served as a Cabinet Minister under President Mwai Kibaki for five years and as Cherangai Legislator for ten years.

Speaking after his exit, Kirwa noted that he was disappointed by Kenya Kwanza selection of Rigathi Gachagua as Deputy President William Ruto’s running mate. He continued by praising the choice of Azimio for settling with Martha Karua.

“Mine has been a journey of two weeks ago, last Sunday but one, Kenya Kwanza announced their selection of Ruto’s running mate and that was the final indication among many that there was a lack of democracy.

“The next day, Raila unveiled Karua as his running mate and for the last 13 days or so I have been thinking about how and why I would stay at a side where democracy was going to be sacrificed?” Said Kirwa

The former MP further confirmed his communication with Martha Karua on 28th May confirming his decision to join them and that he would make his departure from UDA in public during their Bungoma rally.

“Yesterday night I called Karua and asked her where she would be and she told me in Bungoma. I told her that I would be coming to the rally to officially join Azimio 

“From Today, I Kipruto Arap Kirwa have resigned as the UDA Vice-Chairman, because democracy may fail in Kenya Kwanza. The law dictated that the winner of an election must have 50 per cent plus one, and I have brought my one vote to Raila Odinga,” Said Kirwa

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