Zedekiah Bundotich Kiprop, popularly known as Buzeki, Thursday announced that he wants to chart his own political path and does not want anything to do with Team Tanga Tanga, which is associated with Deputy President Dr William Ruto.
Mr Bundotich lost the Uasin Gishu County gubernatorial seat to Mr Jackson Mandago in a hotly-contested election in 2017.
He worked closely with the DP in the last polls and was considered to be his preferred candidate for the Uasin Gishu seat.
The business mogul on Wednesday held a private meeting at a Nairobi hotel with a group of leaders from the Rift Valley considered to be ardent opponents of the DP.
Sources revealed that the leaders discussed the possibility of revamping Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party, which is led by former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto, as an alternative to Jubilee Party as the race for the 2022 succession hots up.
“The time has come for me to consider other alternatives. I’m in neither the Kieleweke group nor the Tanga Tanga team,” Mr Bundotich, who is looking to succeed Mr Mandago in 2022, said Thursday.
Those who attended the meeting included Mr Isaac Ruto, Mr Zachariah Cheruiyot, and MPs Joshua Kutuny (Cherangany) Silas Tiren (Moiben) and Joshua Kandie (Baringo Central).