Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka and CCM Party Leader Isaac Rutto of Wiper today led their respective parties in the signing of cooperation agreements with the Jubilee Party at the latter’s headquarters in Pangani. Also in attendance was Jubilee Party Vice Chair David Murathe and SG Raphael Tuju.
(1/) The Jubilee Party has this afternoon signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Wiper Party and CCM in the presence of Party Leaders Hon. @skmusyoka and Hon. Isaac Rutto respectively. pic.twitter.com/4u9MYkDf2m
— JUBILEE PARTY® (@JubileePartyK) June 17, 2020
Speaking after the signing ceremony, Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka lauded President Kenyatta’s efforts in uniting the country and reiterated that Wiper was committed to supporting the government’s agenda. He was flanked by Wiper SG Judith Sijeny, Chairperson Chirau Ali Mwakere and Vice Chair Mutula Kilonzo Jr. Kalonzo hinted that further talks were ongoing with the Jubilee Party on whether the cooperation would morph into a coalition even though Wiper is still a member of the NASA Coalition.
— Wiper Movement (@WiperMovement) June 17, 2020
CCM Leader Isaac Rutto was accompanied by Party officials including the SG Bundotich Buzeki. The signing of the agreement comes just a month after the Jubilee Party signed a post-election coalition pact with KANU. The coalition agreement with KANU and the cooperation with CCM has been largely interpreted as a move to water down DP Ruto’s influence in the Rift as President Kenyatta moves to galvanise support for his agenda as he winds up his term.