We are not Ruto’s touts: Central MPs


DP William Ruto and MPs from Central Kenya including Moses Kuria (Gatundu South) and Peter ...
DP William Ruto and MPs from Central Kenya including Moses Kuria (Gatundu South) and Peter Mwathi (Limuru).

In Summary

  • Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria said the threats were inconsequential.
  • Peter Mwathi (Limuru MP) said Mr Ruto had turned out to be Kenya’s unifying factor.
  • The legislators decried the increasing cases of corruption saying it is killing “our generation”.

More than 15 MPs from Central Kenya have reiterated their support for Deputy President William Ruto in his bid for presidency.

Speaking in Kikuyu Town on Friday, the leaders said they would not be intimidated by unscrupulous people in the region “who were trying to scare them from rallying behind the DP.”

They said their association with him has seen some “merchants” try to fix some of them with “lame corruption allegations”.

Others were said to have labelled the lawmakers from the Central region as “Mr Ruto’s touts.”

However, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria said the threats were inconsequential.

“We are not going to stop this grand march for a better Kenya,” he said.

Peter Mwathi (Limuru MP) said Mr Ruto had turned out to be Kenya’s unifying factor.

“No other politician in recent times has done so, and that is why, as the people from Central Kenya, we are supporting the Deputy President,” said Mr Mwathi.

The legislators also decried the increasing cases of corruption saying it is killing “our generation”.

On his part, Mr Ruto called on the Judiciary, the Executive and Legislature to work together to stop mismanagement of public resources.

“This must be a collective responsibility. We must defeat those who undermine our efforts in pushing our country forward,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Deputy President has said the government is putting more resources into technical colleges to boost their capacity.

He announced at least 2,0000 new trainers would be absorbed from July besides offering financial support to the tune of Ksh.30,000 a year to each trainee.

“The trainers would also access loans like their university colleagues. We are doing this because the missing link in our human resource profile has been the lack of middle-level experts to transform our country,” he said.

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