Gachagua leads UDA MPs in pushing Ruto to pick Ndindi Nyoro as his running mate
A section of leaders affiliated to United Democratic Alliance is proposing that deputy president William Ruto pick Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro as his running mate.
The leaders said Ndindi is a seasoned politician who has been well mentored and thus suits the coveted position.
Led by Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, the leaders who had accompanied Ruto during his tour in Murang'a county heaped praises on Nyoro for his unwavering support for the DP's presidential bid.
"Ndindi has proven to be a seasoned leader and if he gets a higher rank he shall be able to serve the country better," Gachagua said.
Adding: "His development track record speaks for itself and it shows he has the capacity to do better things."
In an indirect reference to this proposal, Ruto said Ndindi is one of his staunch supporters and he has been helping woo the youth in the country to his side.
"I know the people of Kiharu have not been seeing him here at home and that's because has been accompanying me everywhere I go," Ruto said.
"I would urge you with humility to set him free so that we can go hunt for votes to be able to form the next government" he added.
The DP also said he owes a lot to the people of Murang'a who have been supporting him all through.
"I promise I won't let you down when I take over the government, there is a lot in store for you," he said.
Ndindi on his part said he fervently supports Ruto because he believes in his leadership.
The MP said he has been subjected to intimidation due to his affiliation with Ruto but vowed not to bow down to pressure.