How Isaac Ruto Tricked NASA at the Last Minute

It has now emerged that former Bomet Governor...

The outspoken South Rift politician lost the Bomet gubernatorial seat to his rival Joyce Laboso during the August 8 election.

He later went on a sabbatical and did not make any public appearance until Laboso’s swearing in ceremony which was graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenyatta’s invitation to Ruto “to work together” raised speculation that the NASA co-principal would join the ruling coalition.

Sources indicate that NASA principals reached out to their colleague, but the former governor responded with an assurance he needed time to sort some personal issues before joining them on the campaign trail.

On Monday NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi assured the press that Ruto was still on their team.

"I would like to assure you that we are in touch with Governor Isaac Ruto. He has assured us that he is firmly on board and we have apologise for him. We have no doubt that he is firmly with us but he is handling a few issues," Mudavadi stated.

The former County of Governors Chair on Wednesday spoke to KTN News where he assured his supporters that he was firmly in NASA.

However, on Friday, Jubilee and NASA politicians were surprised to see the Chama Cha Mashinani leader at a Jubilee rally where he also endorsed President Kenyatta for a second term.

At the rally, the charismatic politician explained that he had returned to Jubilee after realizing his community was not with him.

“I told you to come with me, but you left me…I thought you were following me, but when I looked behind me I realized that you had disappeared,” the former Governor told a rally in Kapkatet.

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