The Ugenya MP-elect David Ochieng has led his Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party members from Raila Odinga-led Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition into president-elect William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Ochieng’ visited Ruto’s Karen residence in the company of leaders from his party.
While welcoming the new defectors into his party at his Karen home, Ruto said in a presser that the move to join was aimed at unifying the country and ending ethnic
He also confirmed the deal between Kenya Kwanza Alliance and MDG was done.
"We have concluded the agreement this morning that now makes the MDG party part of the Kenya Kwanza alliance," Ruto said.
He added that the new partnership will enable his team to work with the people of Nyanza and Kenya.
"This new partnership will enable us to work with the people of Nyanza and Kenya at large. It will enable us to get rid of politics of ethnicity," he added.
Ruto pledged to visit Nyanza, which he alleged they could not visit because of conflicts once the pending electoral process is complete, saying his government will not leave any part of the country behind.
"I look forward to visiting every part of Kenya, including the Nyanza region. We were not able to visit the four counties of Luo Nyanza because of conflicts in the last election,” Ruto said.
"The government of Kenya that I will lead will not leave any part of Kenya behind.”
Ochieng’ said they have found a new home in Kenya Kwanza and expressed their readiness to work with Ruto.
While underscoring Ruto’s pledge of not leaving anyone behind, he affirmed their stand with him.
"We have found a home in Kenya Kwanza and we believe in the alliance's manifesto. You (Ruto) have promised that you will not leave anyone behind as you form the next government," Ochieng' said.
"We stand with you now and into the foreseeable future.”
MDG Secretary General Mary Makokha, Hon Jack Ranguma, Hon Fred Outa, Hon Olago Oluoch and Eliud Owalo accompanied Ochieng' to Karen.