A group of more than 30 leaders, including former governors Evans Kidero, Okoth Obado, and Jack Ranguma, have pledged to work with the Kenya Kwanza government to bring development projects to the people of Nyanza. During a meeting at State House in Nairobi with President Ruto, the leaders emphasized that it was time for Nyanza to align itself with the government in power. The leaders also stated their commitment to mobilize the region and to join President Ruto’s political party, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
Former Nyatike MP Edick Anyanga confirmed that he and his supporters have already joined the UDA. The leaders also emphasized the need for Nyanza to be included in Kenya’s development agenda and not be isolated from the rest of the country. President Ruto echoed this sentiment and urged the leaders to change the politics of Nyanza to focus on development.
The president assured the leaders of government support for their development initiatives, emphasizing that his administration will not discriminate against any region based on its voting patterns. Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua criticized leaders who deny Kenyans opportunities to serve their country based on political ideology. The leaders were accompanied by ICT CS Eliud Owalo and Interior PS Ramond Omollo.