August 9

MP Ole Kenta asks DP Ruto to keep off Narok politics

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 13:58 | By
Ruto in Narok
Deputy President William Ruto during the launch of Patrick ole Ntutu’s gubernatorial bid at Olopirik Farm Narok county. COURTESY/DPPS

Narok gubernatorial candidate Moitalel Ole Kenta has warned deputy president William Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua to keep off the county's politics.

The Narok North MP allied to the Azimio One Kenya coalition stated that Maa leaders in the county are capable of deciding on the political path the community should follow in the August 9 polls.

He insisted that the Kenya Kwanza leader’s intervention was uncalled for.

"I would like to let DP Ruto know that the people of Narok county are not going to follow the lineup he is trying to impose on us for the senate, governorship, women representative and parliamentary seats blindly, they have their choices," Kenta said.

While wooing the Narok Town business community on Monday evening at Sambui Naishu's home, the legislator dismissed claims that he would sideline some communities should he be elected governor.

"I have been MP for 10 years and Narok town, which hosts all the tribes, is within my constituency and no one has been chased away. Our opponents should shun such propaganda," the candidate stated.

He said the Kenya Kwanza Alliance was out to drive a wedge between communities that have been living together harmoniously for questioning his choice of his running mate and branding him a tribalist.

In a bid to shed the tribal tag, the MP affirmed that he was not anti-Kipsigis as he had previously been portrayed after appointing a running mate from the Maasai tribe.

While campaigning in Narok last week, Gachagua and the local UDA party leadership told residents that Kenta's choice of his kin for running mate was tribal.

Kenta, who is contesting for the seat against UDA's Patrick Ole Ntutu, picked fellow tribesman William Oltetia as his running mate.

Narok North MP defence self

He defended his choice of running mate, insisting that it serves the interests of the Maasai community.

“Tell DP Ruto and Gachagua, the day a running mate from Uasin Ngishu and Nyeri counties is appointed from the Maasai community or other tribes I will also appoint one from other communities,” Kenta added.

Kenta also called on the incumbent Governor Samuel Tunai to clear the county's pending bills before the August polls.

He also wants the county boss to explain the expenditure of Ksh3 billion received from the World Bank for the purpose of expansion of Narok Referral Hospital.

With less than a week to the polls, the candidate promised to deal with the issue of ghost workers and unemployment if elected next week.

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