Kabuchai MP Majimbo Kalasinga’s move to host Deputy President William Ruto in Moses Wetang’ula backyard has sparked speculation that the party could be warming up to United Democratic Alliance.
Kalasinga is a close ally of the Ford-Kenya boss Wetang’ula.
On Friday, he sensationally claimed that they were very much ready to work with Ruto to form the next government.
The MP was addressing a crowd that showed up at Chwele market to listen to Ruto who was transversing the county spreading the ‘hustler gospel.’
Kalasinga was elected in March this year on a Ford Kenya party ticket during a by-election after the death of James Mukwe.
Kalasinga was accompanied by five Jubilee MPs: Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), John Waluke (Sirisia), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), Fred Kapondi (Mt Elgon) and Mwambu Mabonga (Bumula).
“Our beloved DP Ruto let me tell you that you and Bungoma are one thing and we are ready to work with you in your quest to empower the hustlers of this country,” Kalasinga said amid cheers from the crowd.
But in a quick rejoinder, Wetangula’s personal aide Wafula Wakoli dismissed Kalasinga’s claims saying that Ford Kenya was not working with UDA.
“Ford Kenya party has mechanism and structures to do things and the sentiments by Majimbo that he had been sent by our party leader Moses Wetang’ula to tell Deputy President William Ruto that as a party we are supporting his hustler narrative is total lies,” Wakoli said.
He said that as a party they are not working with UDA but are working with One Kenya Alliance.
“We want to say that those sentiments by Majimbo were his own and not those of the party,” he said.
He asked Ford Kenya members to be calm and remain loyal to Wetang’ula who will give them political direction in due course.
“Our party is firm under the able leadership of Wetang’ula and we are working with other leaders of Okoa Kenya to take our people to state house come August next year,” he said.