Stop 2022 campaigns, Jubilee Senator tells DP Ruto

William Ruto at a service in Turbo. [Photo/DPPS]

Nominated Senator Paul Njoroge has sounded a warning to Deputy President William Ruto against starting campaigns for his 2022 presidential bid early, terming the move as ill timed and divisive.

Senator Njoroge claims Ruto’s ongoing campaigns are putting Central Kenya in an awkward position given that 2022 is still far, adding that anything could happen before then.

Speaking during a press conference in Nairobi, the nominated senator said the Kikuyu community has a right to elect whoever they want after Uhuru Kenyatta’s term ends, rubbishing the pledge by Central Kenya to back the DP when Uhuru exits.

Njoroge further argued that the promise by Uhuru’s Central Kenya backyard to rally behind Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid is based on fear that he could dump the president in 2017 as he seeks a second term.

His sentiments echo those of Kiambu Governor William Kabogo’s about a fortnight ago during a funeral service in Juja Town that seemed to insinuate that the people of Mount Kenya region may not support DP Ruto come 2022.

Governor Kabogo faced criticism from members of the Jubilee Coalition who termed his statements divisive and not representative of the coalition.


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