As a dejected and crestfallen Tharaka-Nithi senator Kithure Kindiki appears to slowly grow more and more emboldened and veer out of his shell, revelations and declarations seem to begin pouring out.
Earlier in the week Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen had claimed that popular vote through opinion polls wasn’t the only parameter in choosing a running-mate during the United Democratic Alliance party nomination, and even if it were, Kithure Kindiki wasn’t the top despite being ahead of Rigathi Gachagua. He then said that in actuality it was Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru who was on top.
However, yesterday, during an interview on Citizen TV’s Newsnight which was hosted by the station’s presenter Waihiga Mwaura, Kithure Kindiki claimed that he led on all suffrage fronts.
He explained that two polls were carried out; a popular vote amongst citizens and an electoral college vote among designated UDA members. He then told his host that he was the best on both.
A day earlier, speaking at a press conference in a Nairobi hotel, Kindiki said he will be relaxing as he reflects on his future and prepare for a comeback.
“I have taken a decision to take a break from elective politics. I will take the break to reorganise myself as I support my party to deliver the presidency,” he said.
He added that he will not be available for any appointment in Ruto’s government even after the August polls.
“I will not be seeking any appointive position whatsoever. However, I will be available to seek any position in future that may be available at the national level.”
Kindiki, however, urged his supporters to back deputy president William Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua for the presidency.
Kindiki said he remains in Kenya Kwanza Alliance to carry on with the dream they had for the people of Kenya.
“It was not about me as a person, it was about us as a team.”
He noted that he will remain in the UDA party and the Kenya Kwanza Alliance because he believes they are going to form the next government.