Rashid Echesa spoke like a possessed man at the funeral of the late Murunga. He whitewashed and urinated on his colleague in the Ruto camp one Khalwale.
Ruto team depends on Khalwale for tricky amd messy campaigns. We saw this in Kibra and Musambweni.
But for Matungu, it will be impossible for Khalwale to work with the curses and accusations that Echesa levied on him.
As political pundits, we think Washiali will not want another center of power in Mumias by allowing DP to pour money on him. Washiali will throw his weight on an ANC candidate.
Rashid will try to convince Ruto to sponsor a candidate, but he will not get support from Luhyas in Ruto camp. He has no capacity on his own to sponsor anyone except to sponsor violence.
Finally, Itumbi in his latest tweet where he promises fireworks campaigns for Ruto he mentions various places where Bi elections will take place but avoids Matungu.
I know DP Ruto as a very calculating man. Those who were in Matungu and listened to his speech will confirm that he said the late MP had prevailed on him to work with Mudavadi. Ruto has deep respect for Mudavadi. Ruto has NO BEEF with Mudavadi. I want to say this with clarity. He will not be keen to field acandidate in Matungu.
A blessing to ANC. Our war will be with Raila in Matungu. We will win as the Luhya nation.