It is now exactly one week ever since deputy president William Ruto took to the stage at his Karen residence to announce that he had picked Mathira constituency member of the national assembly Hon Rigathi Gachagua as his running mate.
The decision ended years and months of speculation over who would win the coveted position that many expected to go to Mt Kenya region.
However, a public confession by a Mt Kenya leader recently had it that the UDA party presidential candidate had allegedly set his sight on another person for the position.
Murang’a county senator Irungu Kang’ata says that Ruto once asked him to be his running mate during a meeting at his office, an offer he says he declined.
The member of parliament stated that he told Ruto to consider picking someone else in his camp for the position, especially a senior leader like Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua whom he says ticked all boxes as far as Ruto’s running mate slot was concerned.
“His excellency deputy president William Ruto called me and asked me if I wanted to be deputy president and I told him no, pick Rigathi Gachagua,” the popular leader disclosed.