Former Kisii Governor James Ongwae has ditched Hon. Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) for Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza camp.
On Friday morning, the former Governor led a team of at least six former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Kisii and Nyamira where they held a consultative meeting with President-Elect William Ruto.
“We have had a fruitful meeting with the President-elect and told him that we are ready to work with him and support his government,” Ongwae told the Star.
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The six former Legislators include Jimmy Angwenyi of Kitutu Chache North, Zepedeo Opere of Bonchari Ben Momanyi of Borabu, Manson Nyamweya of South Mugirango, Zadock Ogutu of Bomachoge Borabu and Stephen Manoti of Bobasi.
Also present during the meeting was former Transport Chief Administrative secretary Chris Obure with the Kisii community planning a major move towards aligning themselves with President William Ruto.
The news is a major blow for former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who has been losing followers each and every day as they look forward to working with the newly elected President.