Immediate Former Kisii Governor James Ongwae has ditched the Azimio leader Raila Odinga and joined President-elect William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanzacamp.
The ex-county chief is said to have led at least eight ex- Member of Parliaments (MPs) from Kisii and Nyamira counties for a meeting with Ruto on Monday that will see them work together.
In an update by Ongwae noted that he had fruitful discussions with President – elect Ruto.
Insightful discussions with the 5th President of Kenya @WilliamsRuto
“Congratulations Mr. President, best wishes, good health & God’s favour in your tenure as you steer our country towards economy recovery. MUNGU Abariki Kenya,” Ongwae said.
According to close sources, those who accompanied Ongwae for a courtesy call to Ruto’s residence is ex-Kisii Woman Representative Janet Ong’era.
Ong’era is the former ODM executive director and a key ally of Raila but lost the Kisii seat to Doris Donya of Wiper in the just concluded general elections.
Other leaders present at the meeting were Ex-MPs Jimmy Angwenyi (Kitutu Chache North), Zepedeo Opere (Bonchari) Ben Momanyi (Borabu), Manson Nyamweya (South Mugirango), Zadock Ogutu (Bomachoge Borabu) and Stephen Manoti(Bobasi).
Former Transport Chief Administrative secretary Chris Obure and ex-Nyamira woman representative candidate Emily Nyagarama were present.
The move comes just days before Ruto takes over the reins of power from his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Ruto was declared the winner of the just concluded presidential elections ahead of his political nemesis Raila Odinga who represented Azimio la Umoja one Coalition.