The secret phone call from Uhuru that saw Isaac Ruto dump Raila Odinga
Ex-Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has officially decamped from the National Super Alliance (NASA) to Jubilee – Speaking in Bomet on Friday, September 8, Ruto said that he was called by Uhuru and his deputy to join their campaigns – He explained that his move was occasioned by the quest to join other Kalenjin leaders in uniting the people – Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony was a major key player behind the scenes in the big move by Isaac Ruto President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are the forces behind former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto’s decision to ditch National Super Alliance (NASA). The NASA co-principal has been missing from the coalition’s activities since he was beaten in the August 8 gubernatorial elections won by former National Assembly Speaker Joyce Laboso. Ruto made the announcement on Friday, September 9 during a Jubilee campaign rally attended by Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at Kapkatet.
Speaking during the rally, Ruto told the crowd that he had come to support the reelection of Kenyatta on October 17.
Talking in his native Kalenjin, he revealed that he had been called by Kenyatta and his deputy personally both urging him to join them in fresh campaigns. According to him, he had held wide consultations before reaching at the decision.
Uhuru Kenyatta and Isaac Ruto shake hands in Kapkatet. Photo: Uhuru Kenyatta/Facebook
Another key player in Ruto’s about-turn was Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony. Rumours had been doing rounds about his move after the resounding defeat but this was allayed by NASA principals who said he was firmly in the coalition. Musalia Mudavadi had assured supporters that they had been in constant communication with Ruto and that he was dealing with personal issues.
President Kenyatta was in Kapkatet on Friday, September 9 to seek votes in his reelection bid. He will be facing Odinga in the fresh poll next month after a successful petition in the Supreme Court. Judges of the Supreme Court ruled that IEBC had bungled the presidential election thus annulling Kenyatta’s win.