Ruto date with Raila was expected
15 May 2015, 16:47
Nairobi - The meeting between Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto and CORD leader Raila Odinga was expected, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has said.
Murkomen, speaking on Twitter of Ruto's meeting Thursday with Raila at a Nairobi hotel, said he had expected it to happen for a year.
" I predicted this a year ago," he said of Ruto's Raila meet.
Ruto has been on the war path against Deputy President William Ruto and the leadership of the United Republican Party URP.
He has also stated that he will not join up with the newly formed Jubilee Alliance Party JAP, stating that he feels JAP is there to kill URP.
" I will not join URP at any cost. I have stated that I do not trust the party and that has not changed in any way," he stated last week.
Political experts from the region do feel that with Ruto's continued stance, it was on the cards that he would eventually join up with Raila and CORD.
" It was just a matter of time. They both have the same mission, which is discredit the current government, Isaiah Kipng'etich, a political analyst from the South Rift told News24.
" With the referendum talk and Ruto continuing to isolate himself from URP, he would eventually consider doing something with Raila. I am not surprised," he added.
Ruto has insisted that despite being against DP Ruto on several occasions, he is still a part of URP, but with his flirtation with Raila, it remains to be seen how long he will stick in the ruling coalition.
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