Former Gichugu MP Njogu Barua has joined the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) associated with Deputy President William Ruto.
Ruto was at hand to welcome the former legislator saying it’s a testament that Barua and his supporters believe in the bottom up economic model.
“The Bottom-Up Economic Model is deliberately and purposefully designed to calibrate our country’s policies to enhance productivity and competitiveness of small businesses, creating opportunities for millions of enterprising Kenyans at lower cadre to make a living and thrive,” Ruto said.
Barua ditched The Service Party associated with former MP Mwangi Kiunjuri just a day after Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru joined decamped from Jubilee.
The decamping has set in motion the period of political alignment as politicians seek to associate themselves with favorable parties ahead of the 2022 general elections.
Earlier Ruto had met Church leaders from Murang’a County at the Karen Residence, as his bid to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta gathers momentum.
During a meeting with faith leaders from Murang’a County at the Karen Residence, Nairobi. MPs @WahomeHon (Kandara), @HonKangata (Murang’a), @NdindiNyoro (Kiharu), @RigathiGachagua (Mathira) and Benjamin Tayari (Kinango) were present. pic.twitter.com/f9YdjcF3N5
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) October 27, 2021
“We salute the church and religious leaders for their partnership with the State in the provision of social services such as health and education in our country. We will keep engaging and deepening this friendship to better the lives of millions of underprivileged Kenyans,” He said.
Ruto will today tour Kaiti and Kilome in Makueni County to popularise his Presidential bid and is expected to hold rallies at Mukuyuni, Enzai, Sultan Hamud among other areas.