Questions has been raised after a National Super Alliance (NASA) co-principal disappeared from the public domain, especially after the loss of the coalition’s flagbearer Raila Odinga in the August 8 poll.
Also the leader of Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM), Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto who also lost his reelection bid, on Sunday, August 20, held a closed door meeting with his successor Joyce Laboso and the two later addressed a joint press conference.
Ruto who was brought on board the Nasa ship as the point man in the vote-rich Rift Valley which is a Jubilee bastion, months to the August 8 poll, had promised to deliver the region’s votes but that was not to be.
Since being elected Governor in 2013, Isaac has been at war with Deputy President William Ruto in what pundits called supremacy in Kalenjinland.
Come election day however, Ruto performed dismally, he failed to deliver on Opposition’s behalf, but it didn’t stop there as Laboso dethroned him from his seat as county boss. He garnered a paltry 86,189 votes compared to the victor’s 176,511 votes.
The otherwise vocal politician has kept a low profile following his loss, he is yet to appear in any of the numerous Nasa press conferences and important meetings that preceded the Supreme Court petition.
Ruto will today, Monday, August 21, hand over the realms of power to Bomet Governor-elect Laboso as she takes oath of office.
“We want to call upon the people of Bomet to understand that this is a very historic occasion, we don’t want heckling, this is a non-partisan event not a political one,” Ruto told journalists.