Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo on Monday paid a courtesy call on DP William Ruto at his Karen home, pointing to a renewed friendship between the two former political foes.
The two appeared to have severed ties in the run-up to the August 8 election after Kabogo blamed a “high hand in Jubilee” following his loss in the party primaries.
However, as it appears, Kabogo and Ruto may have buried the hatchet if the Monday meeting – whose details remain guarded – is anything to go by.
“I ‘tangatangad’ Karen to see my good friend the DP,” Kabogo said in a tweet.
The term “tanga tanga” loosely translates to loitering without intent.
It gained popularity recently when Uhuru used it in reference to Ruto’s weekend political rallies across the country.
“Hii kijana anaitwa Ruto unajua kila weekend anapenda kutangatanga tangatanga kila pahali. Atakua anapitia hizi machorochoro, akiona kuna kitu inaenda kona kona mumwambie? Tuhakikishe kazi ya wananchi imefanyika,” Uhuru told a roadside rally on May 30.
[This boy called Ruto likes loitering everywhere every weekend. He will be coming by these alleys and if he sees any problem, tell him about it. We must ensure citizens are served].
Kabogo attempted to defend his seat as an independent candidate but lost to Ferdinand Waititu.
The ‘high hand’ he talked about was interpreted by many quarters as being a reference to the DP – the latter having played a central role in the primaries following the chaos that marred the nominations on the first day.