Governor Ruto opts out of deal with CORD, Mudavadi
-NASA’s grand launch was held today at the Bomas of Kenya
-Conspicuously missing was Isaac Ruto who has been linked to the alliance on numerous occasions
Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto was a no show at opposition parties’ grand meeting at Bomas of Kenya today, Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
During the birth of the National Super Alliance, a collaboration of a number of opposition parties to beat President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto was not among party leaders who graced the stage.
This could be interpreted as his decision to stay away from the super alliance as he has been non-committal in joining up with the rest.
In a past interview, Ruto had expressed an inclination to join NASA if his counterparts agreed with his own ideals.
His absence today tells another story.
During the meeting, opposition leaders Raila Odinga (ODM0, Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (Amani) and Nick Salat (KANU) promised to work together to boot Uhuru out of office in the August 8 polls.
Salat’s presence, however, was also controversial as he went there representing KANU when its party leader Baringo Senator Gideon Moi said the party would not be part of NASA, and that Salat’s presence at the event was his personal decision.