The Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has denounced claims going around that he is considering joining Deputy President William Ruto’s political outfit Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

Oparanya who spoke to a local media house said the people in Kenya Kwanza have a different ideology from what he stands for and said he would rather retire from politics than become a member of the outfit.

“Those people have a different ideology from what we stand for. If I was to join them, if that was the only option, then I would rather retire and go home to be a farmer than join Kenya Kwanza,” Oparanya said.

Oparanya’s absence from Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja engagements created speculations he was on his way out.

On Friday night, the governor took to his Twitter account to set the record straight and urged Azimio supporters to ignore the propaganda that he was about to switch to Kenya Kwanza.

“Spent the day attending Rt Hon Raila Odinga’s Presidential Campaign Board meeting in Nairobi,” he Tweeted

Oparanya said the rumours were being spread by his detractors who were not comfortable with the progress Azimio is making.

“I urge Azimio supporters to ignore propaganda being spread my detractors who are uncomfortable with Azimio wave sweeping the country & my firm stand behind Baba’s bid for presidency,” he added.

A rumour went around claiming Oparanya was going to join Kenya Kwanza Alliance on Saturday during the Amalemba declaration rally.