Truce at last:Malala meets Mt Kenya leaders after row over DP slot, reveals way forward

Truce at last:Malala meets Mt Kenya leaders after row over DP slot, reveals way forward

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,14TH MARCH,2022-Barely a week after Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala said the DP slot in Kenya Kwanza Alliance is for the ANC party, a meeting was convened on Monday to iron out differences that emerged from the remarks.

Malala met with leaders from the Mt Kenya region during which, he said, they agreed to work together and focus their energy on winning the presidency.

“The Mountain and Mulembe Nation will work together to deliver the 5th president of the Republic of Kenya. Privileged to have met leaders from the expansive Mt.kenya region for a candid tête a tête on the same.,” Malala said.

Among those he met were deputy president William Ruto, Embu Senator Peter Njeru Ndwiga, MPs Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), John Njuguna Kawanjiku among others.

On Saturday, Malala warned that the DP slot is not a preserve of the Mt Kenya region.

He said if UDA gets the Presidency, the ANC party should be given the running mate slot.

Malala argued that the Kenya Kwanza Alliance is not a coalition of regions but parties.

“We are saying that we have our full support behind William Ruto as the Kenya Kwanza presidential flag bearer, but we are demanding that the slot of deputy president should be handed to ANC party and that should be Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi,” Malala said.

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