During an interview on Thursday, January 27, Senator Kimani Wamatangi asked Kibwana why he fell out with Deputy Adelina Mwau after she joined the UDA party while he has been meeting with Ruto secretly.
You were at Ruto’s house in Karen and there was a lot of talk about whether or not you would be on his running mate list. The DP visited Makueni after the meeting and you were hosted by him in that rally.
“I have the guts to ask you this because you are an honest man, what’s the difference now that Adelina decided to go to the DP? Why does it feel like a betrayal when she has gone?” Wamatangi posed.
The Makueni Governor revealed that the first time he hosted Ruto in Makueni was during a state function where he was presiding over an event by the youth drawn from different parts of the county.
He added that when the DP visits a church in his region, he cannot refuse to accompany him since he (Kibwana) also believes in God.
However, Kibwana said he has not held any secret meetings with Ruto, noting that governors have meetings with the DP who chairs IBEC and that he himself may ask to speak to them privately.
“We have our IBEC meetings with him. After the meetings, he can ask to meet you and you can not say no because he is the Deputy President of Kenya. Even now, if he asks to speak to me in his capacity as the DP, I cannot say that I will not meet him,” Kibwana explained.
The Makueni County boss explained that he is a strong supporter of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader, Raila Odinga, and will rally people to vote for him as the fifth President of Kenya.
“For me, there are things that I need to see in a person before supporting them. If Ruto had asked me to be his running mate, I would have told him it will not happen. If Ruto continues to be the DP and he comes to Makueni for official reasons, I will not run away from him,” he explained.
“I am shocked to learn that my deputy is joining Ruto’s camp. She and I have worked well for two terms. She will now have to walk the political path alone, without our input,” Kibwana observed.