Isaac Ruto's disturbing message to DP Ruto
The DP has been paying visits to the county ostensibly to drum up support for Sotik Lawmaker Joyce Laboso – the preferred JP candidate in the Bomet gubernatorial race.
Chama Cha Mashinani leader Isaac Ruto has hit out at Deputy President (DP) William Ruto terming his recent move in his backyard as ‘dictating to voters in Bomet on how to choose their leaders’.
Speaking while at St Veronica Catholic Church in Kuresoi, Nakuru County, governor Ruto has insisted that people of Bomet will not be told how to exercise their own democratic rights during the August polls. He added that the DP that should keep off the gubernatorial race in the region.
“The deputy president is not my campaign manager and he should know that even in 2013 I campaigned for him and President Uhuru Kenyatta and it is not vice versa,” Governor Ruto said.
The outspoken governor has, however, remained optimistic of his re-election through his Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) Party in the coming General Election. Since its creation, Chama cha Mashinani party has been critical of the government, critics arguing that it is highly likely to join NASA.
“I will trounce Jubilee in Bomet at 9 in the morning and there is no doubt about my retaining the gubernatorial seat,” he said.
The Jubilee Rebel also insisted that he does not regret ditching the ruling coalition.
“I have been consistent in my political career and my decision to form CCM is well informed. The country must devolve properly and that is my quest,” he added.
According to the Party Leader, CCM will field candidates in all elective posts except that of the president in Bomet, Narok, Nakuru and Kericho Counties to popularise the new party.
Accompanying the governor were another Jubilee Rebel-Kuresoi South lawmaker, Zakayo Cheruiyot, and Nakuru County gubernatorial aspirant on a CCM ticket Dr Koros.
Earlier, DP Ruto while on his tour to commission the repayment of dairy farmers who lost their animals in the now defunct Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC) 20 years ago, said the governor's attempt to stop all projects by the national government in Bomet should be a concern to everyone as the country heads to the August general election.
Addressing a mammoth full crowd in governor Ruto’s Chama Cha Mashinani backyard, DP Ruto cited construction of a university in Bomet town, which Governor Ruto has been fighting fiercely through court cases.
"Ruto moved to court to jeopardise all development projects the national government tried to roll out in Bomet County. This is unacceptable and he should be held accountable and stopped," the DP said earlier.
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