"This is Why I left NASA”
Rutto has left NASA in the last minute to join Jubilee
Speaking at Kapkatet Grounds where President Uhuru Kenyatta was holding his campaign, Rutto divulged that he realized that his people had abandoned him after pledging allegiance to NASA leader Raila Odinga.
Addressing the crowd, The Chama cha Mashinani leader said: “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”.
Rutto disclosed that after realizing that he was just going with a few people he decided to go back and search for those who had left him in the cold.
He further noted that President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto came looking for him and urged him to support their bid.
“So these brothers came and looked for me… and I think we should work together,” he said.
Rutto’s drastic move comes as a shock to many as last week he assured the country that he was in NASA to stay.
"I am in NASA to stay. I have decided to maintain a low profile to allow Bomet people to settle. I know the election was marred with a lot of irregularities since government machinery were used to intimidate my supporters.
"I am Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party leader. How can I defect to another political outfit. Jubilee has not approached me but I have seen things blown out of proportion on social media," Rutto earlier said during an interview.
Mr. Kenyatta and DP Ruto welcomed him to the Jubilee party highlighting that they were ready to work with him.
On his side, the CCM Chair noted that he would rally his people to vote for the Head of State.
He was trounced in the just concluded General Election by Joyce Laboso, who was vying on a Jubilee ticket.
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