Ugenya MP David Ochieng has officially joined President-elect William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Ochieng of the Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) was welcomed to the alliance by President-elect William Ruto on Friday, August 26, at the Karen residence.
“I welcome my friend Ochieng and the Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party to be part of the Kenya Kwanza coalition. We have been in constant consultation and today I am happy to report that we have signed the agreement,” William Ruto said.
Ochieng, who garnered 18,730 votes to win the Ugenya parliamentary seat in the August 9, elections, was accompanied by former Kisumu senator Fred outa, Former Kisumu Town West MP Olago Oluoch, and former Kisumu governor Jack Ranguma.
While welcoming them to the Kenya Kwanza Alliance camp, president-elect William Ruto assured the leaders that they will work together to achieve the dreams of making the country a better nation.
“I must assure you that we shall work together and reach all the corners of the republic. It is by working together with all the leaders that we shall realize our dream as a government,” Ruto added.
The MDG party leader said his move to switch allegiance to William Ruto was due to the fact that his party’s manifesto aligns with that of the Kenya Kwanza coalition.
“We are here because we feel we are in agreement with what Kenya Kwanza stands for. I must say I am delighted by the fact that the President-elect has promised not to leave any part of the country out in his development agenda,” he said.
Earlier 10 of the 12 independent members of parliament-elect indicated that they will be joining William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza movement.