Kabogo under fire for ‘dismissing’ DP Ruto presidential ambition
Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has come under fire over his scorching attack on Deputy President William Ruto in relation to 2022 politics.
Kabogo on Wednesday claimed that the Mount Kenya region would not automatically support DP Ruto’s presidential bid saying that he might also be in the race for the top seat.
His remarks have sparked criticism from a section of leaders from Central and Rift Valley regions who have accused the Governor of pushing for his selfish interests.
Kiambu MPs led by the Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete) and Ngewa Ward MCA Karungu Thang’wa have stated that Kabogo’s sentiments do not represent the people of Kiambu saying his utterances are a personal political position.
The leaders stated that they would stay united in Jubilee and support Ruto in his quest to become Kenya’s fifth President.
“Kabogo has no power to speak on behalf of the people of Mt Kenya. We would like to state that his utterances are nothing but a personal position on the matter,” said Waititu.
Political leaders in Nakuru and Rift Valley have also weighed in on the matter saying they would not consult Kabogo on how to make their political choices.
Nakuru leaders, among them businessman Zakayo Maina, Kikuyu Council of Elders chairperson Ndungu Gaithuma and Nakuru Forum for Justice group chair Ndogo Waweru called on Kabogo to apologise to the Deputy President over his remarks failure to which they would brand him an enemy of the coalition and petition Jubilee to deny him the opportunity to participate in the next nomination exercise.
Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi also came to the defence of Ruto saying they do not need Kabogo’s support to ensure the DP wins the 2022 presidential election.
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