Ruto welcomes West Pokot leaders who decamped from KANU, ODM

Ruto welcomes West Pokot leaders who decamped from KANU, ODM

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday officially welcomed four leaders from West Pokot who decamped to the Jubilee Alliance Party.

On Friday, four leaders from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and KANU ditched their parties and officially joined the Jubilee camp.

The four are West Pokot Governor Simon Kachapin, Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto, former Kapenguria MP Julius Murgor and John Lodinyo.

Ruto also drummed up support for the party and asked residents in the Rift Valley to officially join the party for the region to realize equal development.

He said that they want to merge all parties in the region to ensure that Kenyans are united.

“Before next General Elections we want to ensure that all parties are merged together to help unite the nation,” he said.

Speaking at Cheperiria Girls high when he presided over a funds drive, the Deputy President asked residents to fully support the government.

“Jubilee has already clearly stipulated its manifesto and Kenyans are aware of it. We should not be cheated by other political parties which don’t have manifesto,” he said.

Ruto hit at the area senator John Lonyangapuo for misleading residents.

“KANU was in leadership for many years and this region did not benefit anything from the past government and we should not continue fooling our people,” he said.

He said for the region to realize equal development leaders and residents must support the government of the day.

Governor Simon Kachapin assured the Deputy President that they will ensure that jubilee gets 100 % votes from the region.

“As a community we will not accept to be cheated by few individuals who are after their own selfish interests,” he said.

The DP was accompanied by Energy Minister Charles Keter, President advisor Joshua Kutuny, Labour PS Khadijjah Kassachon, Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto, Pokot South MP David Pkossing, West Pokot Women representative Regina Nyeri.

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