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MP Ngunjiri Wambugu reveals what Uhuru gave DP Ruto in exchange for his support

Jubilee MP reveals why DP Ruto supported Uhuru Kenyatta in an open statement

In an Opinion piece published in the Star Newspaper, the vocal critic of the DP disclosed that “among the demands Ruto made was that the position of Deputy President be given to a Kalenjin; that Kalenjins get certain positions in the Cabinet; that Kalenjins are employed in parastatals; and that he - on behalf of the Kalenjin community”.

It is only after these demands were met that with a promise to deliver that the DP mobilized the Kalenjin community to support the president, flooring veteran opposition Chief Raila Odinga.

In the opinion of Wambugu, “Uhuru then delivered on these promises. Kalenjin interests have been taken care of since Uhuru got into office”.


The MP challenged leaders from the Mount Kenya region who have declared support for the DP in 2022 to come clean on the demands they had made to the DP in exchange for votes from the region and whether he had promised to meet these demands.

The piece read in part that “today I see my Kikuyu colleagues ‘Tanga Tanga-ing’ (loitering) everywhere rallying our region to support Ruto in 2022. I have just one question for them.

“#KimaniIchungwa, #RigathiGachagua &Co; what demands have you made on William Ruto on behalf of our community, in return for our votes that you are promising him in 2022? Are those demands personal to your squad alone - or do they include the rest of us?”

He noted that there are some who fear that their leaders are “rallying our region behind Ruto for their own personal interests only. Which would be very selfish - and very sad”.

The revelations come at a time when the race to succeed President Kenyatta is heating up with the DP giving all clear indications that he is keen on ascending to the Presidency in 2022.


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