The Former Uasin Gishu gubernatorial candidate Zedekiah Bundotich, popularly known as Buzeki, is gaining ground in areas once under the tight grip of Deputy President William Ruto.
Buzeki formally announced his decision to join Chama Cha Mashinani party led by former Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto after ditching Jubilee Party.
He made the announcement when he hosted more than 5,000 delegates from subcounties in Uasin Gishu at his home near Ainabkoi.
Buzeki said he had discussed with Rutto and other willing partners on how they will strengthen CCM to stand for the interests of farmers and ordinary Kenyans.
He said more political bigwigs tired of dictatorship and graft cartels in Jubilee were on the way to join CCM in order to liberate the country from excruciating poverty.
We were CONNED that after RE-ELECTING JUBILEE they would Work Day and Night to DELIVER on their 2013/ 2017PLEDGes . HOT AIR !! , INSTEAD they have SPLIT to Kieleweke and Tangatanga which was not PART of the DEAL. Ditch JUBILEE! Nothing To LOOSE ! Salvage BIG 4 & Save FACE.👉Tai
— Buzeki Kiprop Bundotich-OGW (@BuzekiKiprop) May 26, 2019
But Buzeki is seemingly winning more hearts with his latest political move. Most MCAs and a number of MPs from Rift Valley are silently reconsidering their stand in Jubilee.
They argue that they are yet to see any meaningful development under the Jubilee administration and have gone slow on early campaigns.
The once outspoken lawmakers are reading President Uhuru Kenyatta’s body language on the call for development, instead of premature 2022 campaigns.
The Uasin Gishu legislatures are seriously considering following Buzeki to his new home (Chama Cha Mashinani party), which is led by former Bomet county boss Isaack Ruto.
This will water down DP Ruto influence who is planning to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta come 2022.
CCM came on record to declare that they are not opposed to DP Ruto’s presidency, but the party is silently rooting for Baringo Senator Gideon Moi who is also keen to venture into national politics.