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Mudavadi: How Uhuru, Ruto ‘cheated’ me in 2013

Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi has for the first time explained in detail how he was duped by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto in the run up to the 2013 general elections.

While addressing a charged political rally at his Vihiga backyard on Saturday, Mr Mudavadi claimed that Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto visited his home in a black Range Rover and without an appointment.

“Ruto was driving the car and Uhuru was occupying the co-drivers seat. (Tourism Minister) Najib Balala and (Kwale gubernatorial aspirant) Chirau Mwakwere were seated at the back,” Mudavadi claimed.

‘DEVIL IN NASA’

“I welcomed them all because we love visitors. We discussed and agreed on everything, signed and shook hands. My wife then prepared tea, maandazi and samosas which they feasted on. Two weeks later they jumped the gun and even started referring to me as madimoni (the devil). Now I want to tell them that I am the real devil in Nasa,” he said.

Mr Mudavadi has in the past consistently claimed that there was a signed pre-election agreement between the three leaders which was to enable him become Jubilee’s presidential candidate in 2013.

President Kenyatta has also acknowledged the same although he would later claimed that he was misled by the “devil” to sign the deal.

Four years down the line, Mr Mudavadi is now backing Nasa’s Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka, who will face off with Jubilee Party’s pairing of President Kenyatta and Mr Ruto on August 8.