The fate of deputy president William Ruto in rift valley is sealed and stamped as politicians allied to presidential candidate Gideon Moi form alliance to block his candidature.
Vocal Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago is the recent defector who has jumped ship to join a big growing movement in the region while former Uasin Gishu governor aspirant Zedekiah Bundotich alias Buzeki, CCM Leader Isaac Ruto and current Uasin Gishu governor have closed ranks to work together.
Recently Buzeki announced his exit from the Jubilee noting that he is aware that the nomination won’t be free and fare just like in 2017 where results were manipulated.
These three are the new faces of Stop Ruto movement in the Rift Valley, joining outspoken MPs Joshua Kutuny,Alfred Keter and Senator Gideon Moi.
At a meeting in Eldoret after Labour Day celebrations,the three leaders strategized on how to increase the activities of anti-Ruto forces in the Rift Valley before engaging other like-minded leaders from other regions, for a nationwide movement keen on blocking the DP from being president in 2022.
Buzeki, a billionaire businessman, who has interests in shipping, transport and dairy sector among other areas, said since the last elections he has been monitoring the political situation and Jubilee in particular. His formidable financial war chest and deep pockets are an asset for the team and it will be interesting how the events unfold in coming days.
The team is said to have joined the kieleweke team lead by Maina Kamanda and Ngunjiri Wambugu among others.
The team has been calling for the arrest of the deputy president, Ferdinand Waititu, Kipchumba Murkomen, Soy MP Caleb Kositany and Ruto’s aide Farouk Kibetwho they accused of stealing public money for selfish gain.
Waititu has already been summoned by the Senate investment committee to explain how over sh 2 billion was used.