Deputy President William Ruto has formally welcomed Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua to the Kenya Kwanza coalition after he ditched the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition.
Ruto praised Mutua, who is the leader of the Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) party, for rejecting what he termed as politics of “blackmail, deceit, and conmanship.”
"The people of Kenya have rejected blackmail, deceit, and conman ship in our politics. 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,” Ruto wrote on Twitter.
Mutua claims he was excluded from the affairs of the Raila Odinga-led outfit and could not access the agreement signed with the coalition’s affiliate parties.
The two-term governor vowed to traverse the country to drum up support for Ruto, who is eyeing the presidency on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.
“I will transverse Kenya campaigning for William Ruto as I believe he is the best president to take Kenya forward,” Mutua told journalists at a Nairobi hotel on Monday.