Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate for the Westlands Parliamentary seat, Nelson Havi, has sparked mixed reactions after he was spotted dancing to a reggae song at a local radio station while donning Raila Odinga’s Azimio – One Kenya cap with “R” letter that abbreviates Raila.
In a perceived move to defend his decision of donning Azimio – One Kenya cap, Havi rallied electorates to vote for Kenya Kwanza Alliance candidate William Ruto for the country’s top seat and urged Westlands locals to vote for him in the August battle.
“Men and women between 19 and 35 years, you are 8.8 M registered voters in number and 39% of the voting block. Exercise your right to vote wisely. Vote for Dr. William Ruto for President and Nelson Havi for MP, Westlands. Just add ‘uto’ to the ‘R’. Don’t bury the cow with its milk” stated Havi.
This follows the recent remarks where he accused Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi of allegedly being a very slow and indecisive politician who can’t be relied on for rigorous campaigns in the quest of assuring victory.
Nelson Havi’s tiff with Musalia Mudavadi
Previously, Nelson Havi had intended to seek Westlands Parliamentary see on Mudavadi’s ANC party before he switched to Ruto’s UDA. ANC and UDA are constituent parties in Kenya Kwanza Alliance, vouching for Ruto’s presidential bid.
Earlier on, Havi had also acknowledged having received Jubilee party candidate for Nairobi gubernatorial seat, Polycap Igathe’s manifesto despite the duo being on different political factions. This was fetchingly interpreted that Havi had opted to abandon the embattled United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate for the city hall apex position, Johnson Sakaja to support Azimio’s candidate.
Political parties and coalition terms require that a candidate for any respective party or coalition ought to be loyal to the faction he is vying for any elective seat. Havi’s unscripted moves to don Raila’s cap deliver the disturbing message to UDA confidants on his loyalty to the bottom-up economic party.