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What Ottichilo told Mudavadi in secret talks – Weekly Citizen

by kenya-tribune

Prime cabinet secretary Musalia Mudavadi and Vihiga governor Wilbur Ottichilo have buried their political hatchet and agreed to work together.

Ottichilo, during the meeting agreed to back Mudavadi’s presidency in future.

Word has it that Ottichillo who is doing his second and last term is working on his upcoming political moves.

Ottichilo is aware that removing Kenya Kwanza in power 2027 is a tall order hence he needs to engage Mudavadi, a key member of the alliance.

For a long time, Mudavadi wanted Otichillo to run on ANC ticket but the move was blocked by former Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi who was also eyeing governorship but ended up being defeated by Otichillo.

Word has it that as he consolidates his western power base, Mudavadi has decided to sideline Agoi and other irrelevant political faces that surrounded him in 2017 and 2022.


On Thursday, November 3, Mudavadi and Ottichilo met at the Musalia Mudavadi Centre in Nairobi. “I had broad discussions with Wilbur Ottichilo, governor of Vihiga county and his deputy Wilberforce Kitiezo, who paid me a courtesy visit this morning,” Mudavadi posted on his official Twitter handle. Ottichilo was reelected on the Orange Democratic Movement ticket.

Ottichilo got 76,041 votes, former governor Moses Akaranga of the Progressive Party of Kenya, got 37,049 votes, ex-senator George Khaniri of the United Democratic Party managed 26,918 votes with Agoi getting 21,071 votes.

Mudavadi’s appointment to the Kenya Kwanza government has rebranded him and ANC party. Mudavadi is among the cabinet secretaries who were party leaders but relinquished their positions before vetting by the committee on appointments chaired by national assembly speaker Moses Wetang’ula.

ANC party secretary-general Simon Gikuru announced that the ANC council bureau had replaced Mudavadi with Lamu governor Issa Timamy

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