DP Ruto poaches ODM MP to join election team
03 July 2016, 16:36
Nairobi - Deputy President William Ruto has poached an ODM MP to help him plan and execute the 2017 and 2022 General Elections.
The MP in question is Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung'aro.
The DP sees Mung'aro, who is an ODM rebel as the perfect person to win him and the Jubilee Coalition votes come the 2017 and 2022 elections.
Mung'aro has openly broken rank with ODM in recent months and is set to use Jubilee to contest the 2017 polls.
After the Malindi by elections in which Jubilee put up a serious fight against ODM in their traditional backyard, the DP and senior Jubilee leaders were impressed by Mung'aro's persuasive powers and believe he will be the next big thing in the Coastal region.
" The MP has been impressive in the way in which he has handled the pressure of quitting ODM in a region which is a stronghold for the opposition," a source close to the DP told News24.
It seems that Mung'aro will be the Jubilee point-man in the region and he has already convinced a number of leaders to quit the opposition and join government.
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