Here is what KOT had to say about Isaac Ruto’s shift of allegiance
Nasa co-principal and former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto on Friday shifted allegiance to Jubilee Party.
He showed up at a Jubilee rally at the Kapkatet Grounds in Kericho Town addressed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.
Mr Ruto announced that he is supporting the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the October 17 repeat poll.
He was the fifth principal in the Nasa coalition but had kept away from public limelight in the weeks following the August 8 elections in which he lost to Jubilee’s Joyce Laboso.
Initially, when word started going round that he had shifted allegiance, Ruto denied it, explaining that he was only lying low for a while but was still in Nasa.
Kenyans online had a lot to say about the exit of the fifth co-principal;
Rutto has returned to Jubilee for the fear that Laboso might outperform him hence needed a place to hide if Jubilee wins elections
— Coll!ns ?? (@King_Ifrica) September 8, 2017
Rutto amerudi kula nyama
— ?iFRANC (@francis_oyie) September 8, 2017
Politics is all about self interest the decamp of Hon Isaac Rutto shows the Solidarity of Kalenjin leaders behind Jubilee
— Eliud KOSKEY (@RoyKoskey) September 8, 2017
Isaac Rutto is a real broker lol!
— jael kosgei (@kosgei_jael) September 8, 2017
With Rutto and Gideon on bond,the kapkatet declaration is so strong @perminus27
— perminus muhia (@PerminusMuhia) September 8, 2017
But what difference will Isaac Rutto bring to the table? He is irrelevant to Jubilee as he was in NASA
— alex muangale (@Alexy254) September 8, 2017
Isaac Rutto ditching NASA for Jubilee is a clear indication that politicians just pursue self interests rather than welfare of the needy.
— Alekey Isoe (@alekey_isoe) September 8, 2017
Isaac Rutto is a good example of the TUMBO POLITICS in Kenya, no politician cares about you the electorate!
— Slim DaDDY™ (@Frank_Riziki) September 8, 2017