- The former Bomet governor said that discussions to work with the DP are still at early stages.
- Recently, Isaac Rutto was among leaders who appended their signatures in support of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party leader Isaac Rutto has reportedly decamped to Deputy President William Ruto’s camp ahead of the 2022 General Elections.
In a move that has caught Kenyans by surprise, the former Bomet governor said that discussions to work with the DP are still at early stages.
Rutto and the DP met face to face on Friday as the former is expected to tour Bomet County to inspect various projects.
In their meeting, DP Ruto appeared to be launching a scathing attack against his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta when he warned against “enhancing tribal politics which might leave the country more divided.”
Recently, Rutto was among leaders who appended their signatures in support of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
In 2013, Rutto was solidly in Ruto’s camp under the United Republican Party (URP) and won the Bomet governorship.
Rutto then fell out with DP Ruto and formed his own party, Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM). He lost to Jubilee’s Joyce Laboso in the 2017 gubernatorial race.
The duo had last met face to face in 2018 at a public function at Siongiroi in Chepalungu, Bomet County.
After being in the political cold for five years, Rutto appears to be aligning himself to reclaim the Bomet Governor seat.
Peculiarly, Friday’s meeting in Sotik comes a fortnight after Rutto declared his support for Baringo Senator Gideon Moi’s presidential bid come 2022.