Sunday, February 20, 2022 – Deputy President William Ruto has suffered another blow in his bid to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta after his loyal aide dumped him and quit the UDA party altogether.
Anthony Kibagendi, the secretary of youth affairs in Ruto’s office, resigned from UDA, citing frustrations and dishonesty from the DP’s camp.
In a statement issued on Saturday, Kibagendi noted that he was yet to join another faction or associate himself with another political party.
He added that he would give details of his exit from DP Ruto’s party later in another statement.
“Yes, I have resigned from UDA, I have not joined any Party or association, I will give my reasons tomorrow (today),” he stated.
There were reports alleging that the politician recently had a confrontation with a vocal lawmaker from Kisii on a Whatsapp group that saw the two exchange insults.
Kibagendi assumed the role in the DP’s office in August 2018 and has been at the helm for three years and seven months.
“Previously, he engaged in several businesses primarily at Westwood Security Services Limited as a director of Operations for eight years.
Kibagendi’s exit from UDA came barely hours after Turkana Senator Imana Malachy left the party.
The Senator was received into Azimio La Umoja movement by Raila Odinga’s sympathizers led by Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and his Petroleum counterpart John Munyes in Lodwar.
The Kenyan DAILY POST