Is Isaac Rutto Now Friend, Foe Or Frenemy Of Jubilee Leaders?


Isaac Rutto has expressed his willingness to lay aside all political differences and work with the Jubilee government for the betterment of the country. 

The Bomet Governor joined Jubilee’s supporters in appreciating God for making the public’s prayers a priority as the cases of the six leaders who had been facing charges at the ICC have all been terminated.

Isaac Rutto, known to be against Jubilee coalition, addressed residents on Saturday that he’s particularly interested in making sure that the needy at the grassroots are catered for.

He added that it is not about engaging in war of words or in any form of political battles that matters, but instead moving the country to a greater height should be the primary focus of those at the helm of leadership.

The governor also provided supporters transport to a rally at Bomet Green Stadium using secondary school buses, while thousands attended prayers at Afraha Stadium following DP William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang’s ICC win, said:

“I am one of the leaders who had refused to have our brothers taken to The Hague. When things turned out differently I organised prayers and accompanied them,”.

The Star reports that bomet governor, earlier that day, held a private meeting with Nandi elders at his Chepalungu home. In meeting, which lasted for more than two hours, he was convinced to join forces with the ruling party to work like one nation.

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It is alleged that he will not fold up his Mashinani Party but plans to gather more backings against Joyse Laboso who will contest for the seat in the 2017 general election. It is thought that Rutto was pushed to support Jubilee because locals threatened not to vote for any leader that is against Ruto.

A local revealed that even though they are lauding the governor for his good work which he has done so far, they will not vote for him if he continues to fight DP Ruto.

Jubilee leaders and Governor Isaac Rutto have never been such very good friends but, economic imperatives, as well as nation’s peace and unity, demand collaboration from all the leaders irrespective of the party.