Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny has revealed how a last-minute call during the 2013 election period changed Uhuru Kenyatta’s pick for Deputy President.
Speaking on Wednesday night, the MP claimed he united Uhuru and William Ruto in the run-up to the General Election.
Kutuny mentioned that Uhuru was set to unveil Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa as his running-mate, while Ruto had settled on Chirau Mwakwere.
On the eve of the day, Uhuru had planned to fly to Bungoma to declare Wamalwa as his running-mate but the legislator convinced him otherwise.
“I personally thwarted the separate arrangements the two leaders had.
“I convinced Uhuru not to go to Bungoma. I insisted that he needed to have another meeting with Ruto,” he stated.
Ruto was in Mombasa, where plans to name Mwakwere as his running-mate were complete.
He revealed that Ruto, who was then in the United Republican Party (URP) party, was against the idea.
“My group was in Mombasa waiting for me, they were shocked to see the breaking news that I had endorsed Uhuru for president and Ruto for deputy president in Narok,” the lawmaker recalled.
The legislator later fell out with Ruto after losing his seat in 2013 and was appointed political adviser by Uhuru in his first term.