• The DP arrived with the Safina Presidential aspirant Jimi Wanjigi accompanied by a number of Kenya Kwanza Kwanza Alliance MPs.
• Also present is former Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto.
Deputy President William Ruto has arrived at the Safina Party National Delegates Convention meeting that is underway at the Bomas of Kenya.
The DP arrived with the Safina Presidential aspirant Jimi Wanjigi accompanied by a number of Kenya Kwanza Kwanza Alliance MPs.
Also present is former Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto.
At least 2000 delegates have been in a meeting at Bomas of Kenya since 10 am.
The businessman ditched ODM and joined Safina two weeks ago.
Wanjigi stated that he has not given up on being Kenya’s next president and he will do that under the Safina party.
"I did assure Kenyans that I will be on the ballot on August 9. And where I will be, it is where the next government will be formed. It will be a government of the people of Kenya and for the people of Kenya. Today, I have officially become a member of Safina Party," Wanjigi said.
Wanjigi claimed that his exit from the ODM party was due to the violence subjected to him during the party’s National Delegates Congress(NDC) at Kasarani stadium.
"I resigned from ODM after the brutal violence I experienced at Kasarani during the ODM National Delegates Conference. Hon. Raila made it practically impossible for the Party to hold free, democratic, and credible Presidential nominations," he said.