In Summary
  • Those who left the DP’s camp have accused some of Dr Ruto’s close allies of arrogance.

  • Elgeyo-Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos, said he was not happy with the way he had been treated.

  • Uasin-Gishu businessman Bundotich Zedekiah Kiprop said he had quit after feeling disrespected by Dr Ruto’s allies.  

Deputy President William Ruto allies have dismissed as inconsequential the recent defection of some of the key political figures in the Rift Valley.

They have said that those who left Dr Ruto’s camp did not have huge political following in the region. 

Those who left the DP’s camp have accused some of Dr Ruto’s close allies of arrogance. 

SIDESHOWS

Elgeyo-Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos, who is the latest high-profile figure to quit the DP’s camp, said he was not happy with the way he had been treated. He has joined Baringo Senator Gideon Moi’s camp.

The governor quit the camp because of Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen.

Mr Murkomen has, however, dismissed the governor saying he would not engage with him in ‘sideshows’. Mr Murkomen said he was fully focused on serving the people of Elgeyo-Marakwet.

INSECURITY

“My greatest focus now is to serve the people of Elgeyo-Marakwet including addressing matters insecurity in Kerio Valley. I do not have time now to engage in sideshows,” said Mr Murkomen.

Soy MP Caleb Kositany, who is among those accused of blocking others from the DP, laughed off the claims saying no one had been blocked from seeing the DP.

“This is a very cheap way of doing things. The DP is very accessible. Nobody has been blocked from seeing him,” Mr Kositany told the Nation on phone.

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