In Kwale County, Deputy President William Ruto, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula have begun their campaigns.The journey is part of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance’s efforts to establish friendships, gain local support, and popularize the party ahead of the August 9 elections.Ruto is traveling the region for the first time since the UDA forged an alliance with the ANC and Ford-Kenya parties.
Ruto, together with governor Salim Mvurya and other leaders, kicked off the second phase of building of the Sh450 million Kwale contemporary stadium and recording studio at the Kwale Cultural Centre in Matuga. Later, he will speak to the inhabitants and sell his manifestos. Most of the Kwale leaders have gathered for his visit.
Since the December 15, 202,0 Msambweni by-election, the leaders have been working separately. Ruto backed independent candidate Feisal Bader, who had the support of a majority of Kwale leaders, in the Msambweni mini-election. Kasim Sawa Tandaza (ANC), a Matuga MP who remained neutral throughout the election, shared the dais with other leaders on Saturday, cementing unity.
On Friday Ruto was in Taita-Taveta and pitched camp in Kilifi where he drummed up support for their new alliance.They also denounced proposed amendments to the election law that would allow for manual results transmission. Later in the day, the DP will travel to Mombasa’s Likoni and Totonoka grounds for a large rally before wrapping up his coastal tour.