In Summary
  • Soy MP Caleb Kositany, Uasin Gishu County Speaker David Kiplagat and members of the Uasin Gishu assembly firmed in Ruto's camp.
  • Mr Kositany laughed off Senator Orengo's plot to impeach the deputy president, says plan is "dead on arrival."
  • Backers of the DP even claimed that ODM leader Odinga is eyeing Mr Ruto’s job through the senator.

Deputy President (DP) William Ruto’s allies insist that the Building Bridges Initiative is being used by Raila Odinga to scuttle William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.

The leaders, among them Soy MP Caleb Kositany, Uasin Gishu County Speaker David Kiplagat and several members of the Uasin Gishu County Assembly, maintained that the so-called fight against corruption is part of a wider scheme targeted at Mr Ruto and his allies, a narrative often repeated by supporters of the DP.

“We want to tell ODM (Orange Democratic Movement) that they have marketed the DP enough through their attacks against him. Thank you. Please now…market your candidate,” said Mr Kositany.

'DEAD ON ARRIVAL'

Mr Kositany laughed off plans that Senate Minority Leader James Orengo would introduce a motion in Parliament to impeach the DP, saying that the plot is “dead on arrival.”

“There is no way you can separate the presidency. Kenyans voted for President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, and you cannot separate the two. Mr Ruto is a God-fearing and hardworking person even if you call him names,” said Mr Kositany.

The Soy MP hit out at fellow Jubilee MP Joshua Kutuny of Cherangany Constituency, accusing him of being used by Mr Ruto’s rivals to undermine the DP politically.

“Mr Kutuny should be reminded that he is where he is today because of the DP. Inasikitisha kuwa asante yake saa hii ni kutukana naibu wa rais (It is disheartening that his form of gratitude is abusing the deputy president),” said Mr Kositany.

Deputy President William Ruto chats with former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto and Joshua Kuttuny at a past event during Jubilee Party's first term in power. Uasin Gishu County Speaker David Kiplagat warns disunity will cost the Kalenjin community the presidency in 2022. PHOTO | CHARLES KIMANI | DPPS

KALENJIN UNITY

Uasin Gishu County Speaker warned that the Kalenjin community risks losing the presidency in 2022 because of disunity.

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