Friday, February 25, 2022 – Anthony Kibagendi, the Director of Youth Affairs in the Office of Deputy President William Ruto, has finally defected and joined the Azimio la Umoja Movement.
He was received into Azimio by none other than ODM Leader Raila Odinga and Kisii Governor James Ongwae.
Kibagendi, who came with all the top secrets from Ruto’s office, accompanied Raila to a meeting with leaders from the South Rift region where he endorsed his presidential bid.
On Saturday, Kibagendi announced his resignation from the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) but indicated he would still stick with Ruto in the presidential campaign.
He had also promised to give reasons for his exit from UDA but at the time of publishing this story, he was yet to publicly explain his abrupt move.
“Yes, I have resigned from UDA, I have not joined any Party or association, I will give my reasons tomorrow,” he stated.
But his move to endorse Raila and Azimio caught many by surprise, especially Ruto’s camp, considering the information he has about them.
Before his resignation, he was reported to have had a confrontation with South Mugirango MP Silvanus Osoro in a UDA Whatsapp group.
The Kenyan DAILY POST