Voices dissenting former Bomet Governor Issac Ruto’s return to Jubilee have escalated barley a day after he made the declaration.
Rutto accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto on Friday when the duo led Jubilee brigade for re-election campaigns at Kapkatet stadium, Kericho County.
He said, “I felt lonely. I found myself alone. I have now decided to come back,” he said according to the Star.
But Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary-General Wilson Sossion lashed out at the Chama Cha Mashinani Party boss saying he betrayed his followers who had hope in him.
“Elders blessed him and even bestowed him with a title as the Kipsigis spokesman but now he has betrayed them,” lamented Sossion.
“What was the point of forming CCM if he knew he will abandon the cause?”
The KNUT boss and now a nominated ODM MP said he his move will diminish his political legacy.
“The moment he (Rutto) jumped ship and decided to back Jubilee, he lost his political legacy,” added Sossion.
“The moment he (Rutto) jumped ship and decided to back Jubilee, he lost his political legacy.”
Sossion said that unlike Ruto, “[he’s] a firm member of ODM and will not shift to any other party anytime soon.”
The ex-governor has been missing in NASA rallies since he was floored in the August 8 polls by Jubilee’s Joyce Laboso.
Rutto said he will work with Jubilee.
NASA Principals, Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula are to issue a statement regarding the backtracking of one of their principals.
By Pharis Kinyua. He’s an online Journalist and an author for Jamhuri News.