Kalenjin Council of Elders turn against DP Ruto

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Deputy President William Ruto

The Kalenjin Council of Elders in Nakuru County warned Deputy President William Ruto against criticizing President Uhuru Kenyatta's appointees.

Their remarks came after Dr Ruto criticized the Director of Criminal Investigations and accused the institution of being used to in the guise of fighting corruption.

Led by county Peace Coordinator Andrew Yatich, the council asked Dr Ruto that the attacks on President Kenyatta's appointees were tantamount to attacking the presidency.

Community targeted

"The country is searching for a cure for three key things... it is therefore bad for the DP to launch attacks on the DCI at this time,” Mr Yatich stated.

The DP's assertion that the DCI is undermining mega Jubilee projects is unfair to the person heading the critical institution," he added.

Mr Yatich further observed that it was wrong for a section of Rift Valley lawmakers to accuse the government of targeting a community in the anti-graft war.

Raila-Ruto rhetoric

Commenting on the recent war of words between Dr Ruto and Au envoy Raila Odinga, Mr Yatich noted that the escalation was bad for the country.

He stated: “This war will derail President Kenyatta's Big Four agenda. The two leaders should tone down their attacks as they are not healthy for the country's development agenda.”

Yatich added: He added, "Kenya should move from the notion that the peace of this country is pegged on political kingpins representing communities.”

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