Deputy President William Ruto has made a big U-turn on his recent declarations that he was a member of the new United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

In past interviews the DP suggested that he is the leader of the UDA party and that he is in talks with other politicians who will soon be leaving the ruling Jubilee Party to join him there.

But now he has distanced himself from the party saying that he is not a member of the “Kazi ni Kazi” outfit, and that rather, he is still deeply in the ruling Jubilee, was it’s deputy leader.

“How can I be fighting for a party I am not a member of? I am the deputy party leader of Jubilee,” he said on Thursday, after months of working from the outside of the President Uhuru Kenyatta-led outfit.

He was responding to reports that he has found himself in the middle of an ongoing fight to wrestle UDA, whose 2022 presidential ticket he seems to be eyeing, from his hands.

Reports that PDR Ex-Chair Mohammed Noor has moved the Political Parties Tribunal accusing the new UDA party officials of taking up leadership seats unconstitutionally.

He has named National Chair Johnston Muthama, former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale and Secretary General Veronica Maina as some of the guilty persons. PDR has been rebranded into UDA.

Ruto is not new to having parties snatched from him at the eleventh hour and in 2012 had the UDM taken away by General (Rtd) John Koech, forcing him to quickly form the URP oument comes after his all