Rebel MPs from the North Rift region could be in for a tough time ahead of 2022 after allies of Deputy President William Ruto hit hard at them.
The leaders led by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika were attending a funeral for three men Lazarus Tirop, Cornelius Kipyego, and Timothy Kipkogei who were brutally killed by police in Lesso, Nandi County last week. They warned the rebels that they risked facing the wrath of the electrorate if they did not reconsider their stand and support the region’s Kingpin, William Samoei Ruto.
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Susan Kihika, who delivered Deputy President William Ruto’s condolence at the funeral, took issue with Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny, Ainabkoi MP William Chepkut, Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter, and their Moiben counterpart Silas Tiren against being used by some quarters to work against William Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambitions.
The senator noted that William Ruto was best suited to succeed Uhuru Kenyatta and it was embarrassing for the four to keep fighting the region’s leader. She said that the four were at the expense of their electorates, advocating for their own benefits.
The close ally to William Ruto called the four leaders cowards and sarcastically demanded of them to remove their trousers and give them to the strong women who had stood by the Deputy President through thick and thin.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, who like Alfred Keter’s chief was a critique of William Ruto told the rebel friends to review their stand and join them in building a stronger political team in 2022.
“I advise Keter who is a young man to join us and sing in one voice as people from Rift Valley. I today give him until February 2022 to change his mind. Kindly advise him and his fellow rebels are to come and join us,” said Sudi.
“If Uhuru has betrayed Ruto for everything he has sacrificed to make him President, do Kutuny and Keter think that he now will value him after they are used to attack Ruto?” posed Sudi
Bahati MP, Kimani Ngunjiri rubbished the Uhuru and Raila handshake. He claimed it disrupted the plan by Ruto and Uhuru to unite Kenyans. He termed BBI referendum as an ulterior scheme to kill other arms of government and create positions for personal gains
“They want to create positions for regional kingpins but Ruto has refused to be part of it.”
He accused Uhuru of killing the Judiciary, Senate and Parliament so that a strong executive would be the only one giving orders.
Alfred Keter skipped the function. His condolence message was delivered by Emmanuel Talam, Director of Communications in the office of the DP but the Lesso residents rejected it. The told Emmanuel to keep Keter’s donations and greetings to himself.