Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto Insists He Will Remain in NASA Despite Losing Elections

  • By Juliet Mutahi on Saturday, 19 August 2017 - 3:57pm @julietlinda16 [email protected]
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  • Outgoing Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has spoken on fears that he might leave the National Super Alliance (NASA) after losing his governor seat.

    Speaking during a radio interview with a local station, Ruto assured that he was firmly in the NASA despite missing out on the recent activities by other co-principals.

    The Governor supported the move by the opposition to challenge the results in the Supreme Court adding that it was an opportunity to show Kenyans the tricks Jubilee used.

    The former Council of Governors Chairman voiced his concerns over the presidential results saying there was more than what meets the eye.

    "I am there to stay as a NASA leader in the region and continue supporting its agenda...my absence should not be misconstrued to mean I am drifting away," Ruto stated.

    "We are not going to court to win but Kenyans must be told what happened.It is not genuine that the winner maintained a 54 per cent lead even when results from NASA strongholds arrived. This is what we want to question and lay bare how the leadership was generated by computer," he added.

    Addressing his loss to former Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso, Ruto stated that he would remain in active politics despite being outside the office.

    The Governor said he would channel all his energies in popularising the policies of his Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party.

    "You will see an active Ruto that you have never seen. Losing out does not mean I'm completely down," Ruto noted.

    The NASA leader stated that he was ready to hand over power to Ms Laboso on Monday adding that he had no problem with the incoming Governor but blamed what he termed as 'external forces' which have been using her to destabilize his administration.

    Ms Laboso who was vying on a Jubilee Party ticket garnered 176,511 votes against Ruto’s 86,189.

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