Former Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto has rubbished claims that he ditched National Super Alliance (NASA) for President Uhuru in exchange for an appointment in Jubilee administration.
Speaking to the media at Kipreres, Bomet county, Rutto said he was never promised a job by the president in order to support his reelection, stating that he was not lured with a government post.
He said he did not join Jubilee party, but only backed Uhuru in his quest to defend his seat following the nullification of his August 8th victory.
"I’m still the Chama cha Mashinani Party leader, I still a champion for devolution to succeed," Rutto said.
“My ideas and principles have not changed because I support Jubilee. I am still in CCM and support development at the grassroots,” he said.
He further pledged to support President Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto to ensure they deliver to their promises to the people of Kenya.
“Free secondary education, support for the elderly and devolution, which are in the Jubilee manifesto, are similar to what I was pushing for in CCM. I will support Jubilee to ensure the leadership delivers,” Rutto added.
“I supported UhuRuto in the run-up to the presidential repeat election because I know as leaders of this great nation we should be able to live together and accommodate one another. We should be able to iron out differences,” he said.
Rutto had joined National Super Alliance team as the fifth principal in the run of August 8th election, joining hands with Raila, Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) in a bid to oust Present Uhuru from power.
However, after the August 8th poll was cancelled by the Supreme Court and following his humiliating defeat in the hands of Jubilee's Joyce Laboso, Rutto declared support for President Kenyatta in the fresh presidential poll ordered by the Supreme Court.