Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has ditched Azimio-One Kenya Alliance for DP Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Coalition.
Mutua made the announcement on Monday morning, revealing that he had already signed an agreement with Kenya Kwanza on Sunday night and was already in possession of the copies, unlike the Azimio-One Kenya where he claims his party Maendeleo Chap Chap was in the dark.
“Unlike Azimio, here is a document we signed and we know its content,” he said.
Dr. Mutua in recent weeks had protested over Azimio Coalition sidelining them on important party issues.
“As a party, we have been excluded from Azimio line-ups, campaign programs, and funding. We have also not been shown, or even allowed to discuss what our roles would be after the elections,” said Mutua.
He has defended his move by terming DP Ruto’s agenda as the best and will help fight poverty in the country.
“Deputy President William Ruto is a good man and he will change this country, “Mutua said.
The governor also said, Azimio’s idea of zoning was to sabotage his party members during the August 9th general election, unlike the Kenya Kwanza where all members will appear on the ballot.
Kenya Kwanza Principles welcomed Mutua into the coalition led by Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetangula who congratulated him by a tweeter post.
“Congratulations Maendeleo Chap Chap and PAA political parties for joining the Kenya Kwanza Alliance Coalition. Your entry brings in additional energy and guarantees, even more, KKA’s assured victory in the August 9th General elections. Hongera,” the tweet read.
Kenya Kwanza flagbearer, DP Ruto on the other hand, praised Mutua’s idea saying that, he has rejected conmanship and blackmail from wrong leaders.
In a tweeter post, he said, “Those who’ve taken our country hostage using patronage, force and impunity watajua hawajui na Wakenya hawapangwingwi, Karibu Gov Alfred Mutua & MCC party to Kenyan Kwanza family, the Hustler Nation”.
The Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu on Monday morning confirmed that MCC, alongside Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi’s Pamoja African Alliance party (PAA), had written to her office expressing the intention to leave the Azimio Coalition.