Kabogo clarifies remarks on DP Ruto’s presidential bid

Kabogo clarifies remarks on DP Ruto's presidential bid

Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has made clarifications over his remarks concerning Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.

Early this month, Kabogo was allegedly quoted telling the DP that Mount Kenya region would not automatically support his presidential bid adding that he needs to personally hunt for votes in the region.

His remarks sparked criticism from a section of leaders from Central and Rift Valley regions who accused him of pushing for his selfish interests.

But in a rather dramatic turn of events, Kabogo – who accompanied Ruto to Kuresoi, Nakuru on Saturday – said his remarks were taken out of context.

The governor argued that he was only advising the DP to campaign more vigorously to ensure he wins the support of as many Kenyans as possible before 2022.

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DP William Ruto and Kiambu Governor William Kabogo in Kuresoi, Nakuru on Saturday, June 18th, 2016.

He assured Ruto of his support in the 2022 presidential election saying that there are people out there trying to create a rift between him and the DP to gain political mileage.

“Deputy President William Ruto will be the President in 2022. If there is anyone who has doubts, certainly it is not me,” said the Kiambu Governor.

The Deputy President said he will take up the challenge by Mr Kabogo to vigorously seek votes in the 2022 presidential election.

He said Kabogo was right to ask him to reach out to the people of Mount Kenya to vote for him.

“That is good advice, I will seek the votes of the people of Mount Kenya,” he said.

The leaders were speaking at Mau Secondary School in Kuresoi where the DP distributed 831 title deeds to Kamara Settlement Scheme squatters and handed Mau Secondary School a bus.

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