Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto says his Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) Party did not sign the coalition agreement other smaller parties supporting DP William Ruto’s presidential bid signed, saying his party did not need to sign any deals to show its commitment to delivering votes for the Kenya Kwanza flagbearer.
Speaking to a local publication on Wednesday evening, Isaac Ruto, who is seeking to recapture his Bomet governor’s seat after five years in the cold explained CCM and UDA shared a common ideology of taking more money to the grassroots did not need to sign the deal to win concessions.
”CCM is not negotiating for any special interests, favours, or zoning in the coalition as we are a team and believe in the bottom-up economic model, enhancing cohesion in the society, fixing the economy, and creating employment opportunities pushed by Dr. Ruto and the allies under the Kenya Kwanza coalition,” the Chama Cha Mashinani party leader said.
The former governor has however disclosed his party will instead sign a pre-election agreement specifically with UDA and deposit it at the Registrar of Political Parties later next month – an exercise that has been delayed due to the party’s ongoing preparations for its primaries.
“We have been busy with laying down the logistical issues for the CCM party primaries to be held on April 19 but we will definitely sign the agreement that will be deposited with the Registrar of Political Parties,” he added.
Isaac Rutto will face off with the UDA candidate in the Bomet gubernatorial elections this August.