Deputy President William Ruto has won yet another political soul to his Jubilee party.
On Friday afternoon, Ruto gave a warm message to Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
Man Stevo, as referred to by his new political ally, was invited to be a member of the progressive, focused and accommodative Jubilee party.
Welcome man Stevo to Uhuru's Jubilee, the progressive, focused, all-encompassing political movement. Our priority is the accelerated implementation of the Big4 & Jubilee transformation manifesto.
Deputy party leader pic.twitter.com/uAoO029DC8
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) December 27, 2019
The move by Ruto comes after a public declaration by Kalonzo that he will be by President Uhuru’s side in 2022 general elections.
Addressing a gathering at his Yatta farm on December 23, he said that he had made up his mind to stick with Uhuru before and after the elections.
Before his public declaration, there were speculations that the Wiper boss is secretly working with William Ruto.
Former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama had hinted that there were plans for Kalonzo to join forces with Ruto.
But just like a ‘watermelon’ that has a green colour outside and green inside, Kalonzo denied being in a collision with the DP.
In a tweet on his official twitter page, Kalonzo distanced himself from the claims saying that those were sentiments from his party members and not himself.
He went ahead to term the allegations as malicious and aimed towards driving a wedge between him and the president.
Kalonzo moved from being a critic of Uhuru to a close ally after the later sealed a peace deal with Raila Odinga.
Before the handshake deal, Kalonzo was behind Raila’s back as his running mate in the 2017 Presidential elections where they opposed Uhuru’s Jubilee party.