Ugenya MP David Ochieng and former Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma are the latest leaders to exit Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance.
The two among other leaders ditched Azimio for President-elect William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza coalition.
The Nyanza leaders were officially welcomed to the coalition by Ruto at his Karen office on Friday morning, August 26.
Speaking while addressing the press, the president-elect noted that the move was informed by lengthy consultations.
“I welcome my friend Mr Ochieng and the Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party to be part of the Kenya Kwanza coalition. We have been in constant consultation and today I am happy to report that we have signed the agreement
“I must assure you that we shall work together and reach all the corners of the republic. It is by working together with all the leaders that we shall realise our dream as a government,” Ruto said.
Ochieng who doubles up as the party leader for the Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party was accompanied by the party Secretary General Mary Makokha, Hon Fred Outa, Hon Olago Oluoch and Eliud Owalo.
Others were Governors Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi) and Kimani Wamatangi (Kiambu).
Present were party leader David Ochieng (MP Ugenya), Secretary General Mary Makokha, Hon Jack Ranguma, Hon Fred Outa, Hon Olago Oluoch and Eliud Owalo. Governors @SakajaJohnson (Nairobi) and Kimani Wamatangi (Kiambu) also attended the meeting, Karen, Nairobi County. pic.twitter.com/KAbe9Gpfjw
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) August 26, 2022
Recently, former Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana also joined Kenya Kwanza.
The governor joined Ruto’s camp on Tuesday, August 23 and he was received by the president-elect at his Karen office.
In an update on his Twitter page, the outgoing DP noted that Kibwana will be part of the Kenya Kwanza legal team in the presidential petition.
“We associate with the leadership that Prof. Kivutha Kibwana has manifested in agreeing to work with us in furthering our country’s development agenda
“The Makueni Governor will join the Kenya Kwanza legal team in the ongoing presidential election petition,” said Ruto in a tweet.
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