Sirisia MP John Waluke has dismissed widely held beliefs that he left DP William Ruto’s led United Democratic Alliance, UDA. On the contrary, the law-maker said he never joined the outfit.
Mr. Waluke who has been DP Ruto’s pointman in western Kenya, maintained that he has never been in UDA.
“I was elected in 2017 on a Jubilee ticket and at no time did I resign from the party.” He said on a local radio station on Thursday morning, adding,
“President Uhuru Kenyatta summoned me to statehouse, advising me to remain in Jubilee Party.”
In June 2020, Mr. Waluke was sentenced to 67 years imprisonment over KES 300 Million maize scandal, but he appealed and issued with a bail.
He has since served as UDA chairman in Bungoma county, receiving defectors on behalf of Dr. Ruto.
However, on March 18, 2022, Waluke openly dumped UDA for Jubilee Party.
Although he has never been clear on why he took the move, he attributed it to ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula.
“Their entry washed down the incredible job we had done to make UDA the most popular party in Western Kenya.” He said in a live interview.