Echesa dumps DP Ruto for Mudavadi

Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa has ditched Deputy President William Ruto for ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi.

Echesa said the Luhya community should support one of their own for President and promised to support Mudavadi. Echesa has been Ruto’s lieutenant in Western, and claimed his support for the DP was the reason he was fired.

“I cannot be a supporter of another person. If anyone wants, he or she should come and sit with Musalia [Mudavadi] together with us so that we can form government together,” he said on Saturday.

Ex-Sports CS Rashid Echesa addresses the public during a fund raiser in aid of Ikoli Secondary School in Malava subcounty, Kakamega county on May 19, 2018.

Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa PHOTO: THE STAR

He spoke at the funeral of Jascah Afandi at Mung’ang’a village in Mumias East.

Echesa said, “I have been in this government and even if I am not in it now I know what is being planned”.

“I am ready to use anything to ensure that a Luhya is president of this country but I want Musalia to be more aggressive. If it means being a gentleman, you have been enough. Now stamp your feet on the ground.”

Mudavadi, Lugari MP Ayub Savula and Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala were present.

Mudavadi tweeted, “ANC Party is for all Kenyans! Come, let’s work together. Welcome on board brother Rashid Echesa.”

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

The Brief will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.