Chama Cha Mashinani boss Isaac Rutto has revealed why he mended fences with erstwhile nemesis Deputy President William Ruto
The former Bomet County CEO said he was touched by the unwarranted “tribulations” Ruto was subjected to by the Jubilee administration and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
“When I saw my brother (DP Ruto) had been left out and subjected to tribulations by the Jubilee administration including Odinga whom I had supported, we chose to unite to rival them,” The CCM party leader said
Rutto insisted that his handshake with Ruto was meant to cushion the DP from political persecution.
Uhuru and Ruto are currently in a bellicose tiff following a bitter falling out in government. Raila, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Wiper boss Kalonzo Musyoka, Kanu chairman Gideon Moi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula have given Uhuru the political impetus to take on Ruto.
Rutto, who worked with Raila, Kalonzo, and Musalia under the moribund Nasa coalition in 2017 but last year inked a cooperation agreement with Jubilee Party, has decided to stand with the DP.
Over the weekend, Rutto recounted how he fell out with his co-Nasa principals despite having worked together in 2017 and, in a surprise move, revealed he was not about to desert the DP.
He said that he abandoned Raila due to his dismal performance in the 2017 general election.
He spoke during a function at Chesoen in Bomet Central.