Deputy President William Ruto’s alias from Western Kenya have advised him to pick a running mate from the region.
The leaders spoke at Malinya stadium in Ikolomani Constituency during a bull fighting competition.
Ruto had joined the competition that was organised by ex-Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale.
They urged the DP to pick ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi or Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula for his running mate.
“We are happy that you came here today. Nobody should lie to you that Western is divided. The region will definitely back your 2022 presidential quest, however, we want you to have one of our leaders as a running mate. There are many: Mudavadi, Wetang’ula or even myself,” Ikolomani MP Bernard Shinali said.
Khalwale promised Ruto that he will work hard to make sure Ruto gets full support in western.
“In 1997, we tried it out with the late Vice President Michael Kijana Wamalwa, but failed miserably. That is until we joined forces with retired President Mwai Kibaki,” he said.