More than 15 members of parliament from Central vow to back DP Ruto’s quest for 2022 presidency

More than 15 members of parliament from Central vow to back DP Ruto’s quest for 2022 presidency

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BY DPPS/KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,8TH JUNE 2018-More than 15 Members of Parliament from Central Kenya have said they will continue supporting Deputy President William Ruto in his quest to being Kenya’s next president.

Speaking in Kikuyu Town, the leaders said they would not be intimidated by unscrupulous people in the region who were trying to scare them from rallying behind Mr Ruto.

They said their association with the Deputy President had seen some “merchants” trying to fix some of them with “lame corruption allegations” as others were labeled “Mr Ruto’s touts.” But Gatundu South MP said the threats were inconsequential. “We are not going to stop this grand march for a better Kenya,” said Mr Kuria in presence of the Deputy President who was launching the construction of the Kikuyu Market in Kiambu County.

Among those present were Waititu, Nyoro, Wamatangi, Wamuchomba, Deputy Senate Speaker Kiindiki Kithure and MPs Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), Jude Njomo (Kiambu), James Githua (Kabete), Jonah Mburu (Lari) and Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira).

Others were Patrick Wainaina (Juja), Peter Mwathi (Limuru), Simon King’ara (Ruiru) John Kiarie (Dagoretti South), Gabriel Kago (Githunguri) and MCAs.

Wamatangi told Ruto that he had called a meeting of all Kiambu leaders in Westlands, Nairobi, next Monday.

Nyoro earlier accused the Governor of sidelining him in county management and decision making. He also alleged that he had been operating without an office and an official vehicle, a situation he described as torturous.

Waititu dismissed the allegations saying the DG had been skipping Cabinet meetings and had two offices.

When he stood to talk,the deputy president ,urged the leaders to work hard so that the Jubilee administration can achieve its Big Four Action plan on food security, healthcare, affordable housing and manufacturing.

Ruto issued this warning on Friday, describing wrangles between Governor Ferdinand Waititu and DG James Nyoro as a shame and noting that they can solve their problems amicably.

He also urged county leaders to work closely with Woman Representative Gathoni Wamuchomba and Senator Kimani Wamatangi for the sake of development.

The two have disagreed with Waititu over the rehabilitation of alcoholics through casual jobs that earn them Sh400 a day.

Ruto said the county’s issues affect the country since it is the home of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“I ask all leaders from this region to work together like brothers and sisters. You should not use all your energies to bring shame,” the DP said.

“I want you to remain a hardworking team. Do not bring shame to us. If you continue, I will come back with a whip. The boss asked me to keep on checking on you.”

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