It has not been confirmed but the actions by Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati off late looks like he has dumped ODM party leader Raila Odinga and is now very close to the DP William Ruto.
He is likely to go for nominations with Senate Speaker in the DP’s party that is yet to be unveiled.
Wangamati has had a mutual working relationship with Raila as depicted during the Building Bridges Initiative popularization rallies.
Political pundits claim that Wangamati might have started strategizing himself to face off with his bitter rival Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka in the race for Bungoma gubernatorial seat in 2022.
If it is anything to go with, Wangamati has had a soft spot for Ruto despite the fact that he was his bitter critic in the past.
Word has it that talks are at an advanced stage where Wangamati has been courting Ruto with the possibility of elbowing out Lusaka who is a close buddy to the DP.
Mt.Elgon Mp Fred Kapondi and his Sirisia counterpart John Waluke are said to be the leaders who have convinced Wangamati to join Ruto’s side in preparation for the 2022 polls.
Ford Kenya party politics might have played out for him to start strategizing and shopping for the party that might propel him to win in the next polls.
Wangamati fell out with Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula after he staged a coup assisted by Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi and his Tongaren counterpart Dr.Eseli Simiyu.
Since then Wangamati has faced it rough from Bungoma senator who claims to play his oversight role.
Wetang’ula has openly criticised Wangamati especially on how he used the covid cash.
While addressing mourners at Nakhwana primary school during the burial of Bumula Mp Mwambu Mabongah’s father, Wangamati called on area residents to support a development conscious leader.
“You have seen him contributing for boda boda groups, fundraising for women groups and building churches, a leader who supports the hustlers in the country needs our support,” said Wangamati.