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  • Johnson Muthama is the current United Democratic Alliance chairman and one of DP Ruto's Ukambani point men.

Former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama has rubbished reports that Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru could be deputy president William Ruto’s running mate.

Speaking on Wednesday, Muthama said the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) is ready to receive all defectors and that should not be misread.

Muthama said these are just tactics being used by their opponents to manipulate and spread false information about them.

"People should be aware of this era of fake and paid news artificial intelligence which is being used as a political tool by our opponents to manipulate and misinform them. Journalism should be the force for progressive social change not a confederated political instrument. UDA is open and ready to receive all defectors of other parties and that should NEVER be misinterpreted," said Muthama.

(Governor Anne Waiguru with DP William Ruto)

This comes barely a day after Anne Waiguru officially decamped to the UDA side from Kieleweke.

Announcing her exit, the governor said she had consulted with the people of Kirinyaga and UDA is the direction they had shown her.

"After extensive consultation with the Kirinyaga people, I have officially decamped to the hustler nation. 2022 Chama ni UDA, Form ni Hustler, Mpango ni BottomUp!"

"Thank you, members of the Kirinyaga county assembly led by the Majority Leader, Hon. Murango, Speaker, Hon. Gathumbi, Deputy Speaker, Hon. Joel and Chair Women Caucus Hon. Lilian for accompanying me on my journey to join the Hustler Nation," said Waiguru.