Presidential aspirant Cyrus Jirongo has joined the Federal Party of Kenya.
Jirongo, whose choice of party has been subject of speculation, sealed his move last week. The move ends the Lugari MP’s brief dalliance with the William Ruto-led United Republican Party, which ended up in a public spat.
The tiff sparked off the “project debate” in which Jirongo (pictured) alleged that Government functionaries had sponsored six political parties to balkanize the country’s voter blocks to ensure victory in next year’s elections by a candidate friendly to the system.
On June 20 in his Lugari constituency, Jirongo claimed the G7 Alliance was created and financed by the State to lock specific ethnic groups into cocoons to kill parties threatening the status quo.
For the Federal Party officials, Jirongo’s entry gives them the visibility they say will be enhanced by his independent and sometimes controversial stance on political issues.
“The fact that he has the courage to bluntly analyze problems in the current administration and his clear understanding of economic issues show he has drive and principle,” said Federal Party Secretary-General Kennedy Okello.