DP Ruto is my personal friend, I can’t scheme against him

May 2, 2017 (4 weeks ago) 6:15 pm
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Waweru, who lost the primaries to John Kiarie, has accused the Opposition of “manufacturing propaganda” meant to cause discord in the Jubilee Party, more so between the leaders who won and those who failed to clinch tickets/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 2- Dagoretti South Member of Parliament Dennis Waweru has refuted reports that Jubilee leaders who lost in the recently concluded primaries have embarked on a scheme to undermine Deputy President William Ruto.

Waweru, who lost the primaries to John Kiarie, has accused the Opposition of “manufacturing propaganda” meant to cause discord in the Jubilee Party, more so between the leaders who won and those who failed to clinch tickets.

“Let me categorically state here and now that these reports are completely untrue, unfounded and based on pure malice,” he said during a press briefing on Tuesday.

“For the avoidance of doubt, I am a staunch supporter of the Deputy President and our relationship, both personal and political is very warm.”

He urged his counterparts to respect the will of the people and stop shifting blame.

Waweru, who is also the Chairperson of the Mount Kenya Parliamentary Caucus said Jubilee Party members should focus on campaigning for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidential bid instead of engaging in unending wars.

“I can only term the false reports as manufactured propaganda by my political detractors who are out to poison the good relationship I have with the Deputy President,” he said.

“Jubilee Party primaries are now water under the bridge and the outcome thereof should not be used by my political enemies to discredit and tarnish my name with my close political allies with the Jubilee establishment,” he added.

During the weekend, a section of Central Kenya politicians who lost the Jubilee primaries led by Governor William Kabogo met in a city hotel but did not divulge any information on what they discussed.

Governor Kabogo who lost to Kabete Member of Parliament Ferdinand Waititu accused a senior Jubilee party leader of scheming to remove him from active politics.

This was despite Waititu winning with a landslide.

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