Mt Kenya rethinking decision to support you in 2022 – DP Ruto told

Mt Kenya rethinking decision to support you in 2022 - DP Ruto told

Controversial Senator, Paul Njoroge, has reignited his war of words with Deputy President, William Ruto, two months to the General Election.

Addressing the press in Naivasha, the Senator now claims that Ruto is systematically locking out politicians from Central Kenya and Rift Valley who are a ‘stumbling block’ to his political ambitions. The nominated Senator lashed out at Ruto over what he termed as calculated involvement in the Jubilee Primaries.

In a hard-hitting statement, Njoroge told the Deputy President that Central Kenya was rethinking its decision of supporting his presidential bid in 2022.

“The Deputy President has resorted to using government agencies to lock out ambitious politicians opposed to his style of leadership, the just concluded Jubilee primaries were part of the ongoing plan,” Njoroge said.

Njoroge cited the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNHCR) list which seeks to bar leaders with integrity issues from vying in the August 8 elections as another of Deputy President’s ploys to lock out the leaders in question from vying.

Earlier this year in Naivasha, the Senator was charged in court for creating disturbance following a shooting  in a petrol station he operates.

Four months later, he finds his name on the list and has now argued that Ruto has sidelined  politicians who have openly differed with him like former CS Ann Waiguru and himself.

He fired a warning to Ruto saying that the DP risks losing the support of these leaders, a situation that could derail his 2022 presidential bid.

“Ruto should know that there are other credible leaders like Gideon Moi who will also be running for President so he should stop his arm-twisting tactics,” he said.

He recalled the attack on his petrol station in February as a well-orchestrated plot to keep him out of business and politics.

“Polycarp Igathe was instrumental in making sure that I got shamed and is now in the Nairobi ticket for Governor at the expense of senior leaders in Nairobi County,” he said.

Njoroge said that it was still too early to start the 2022 campaigns adding that Jubilee and other parties should concentrate on the August 8 polls.

Written by Wahome Gitonga

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