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Embu youths endorse Justin Muturi for Ruto’s running mate slot

Saturday, May 14th, 2022 17:26 | By
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO/Courtesy
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO/Courtesy

With only two days for the presidential candidates to unveil their running mates, a section of youths from Embu county drawn from different universities and other youth leaders in the county
have endorsed Speaker Justin Muturi to be Ruto's running mate.

Speaking to the press in Embu town, the youths said Muturi is the most qualified leader among the leaders who are seeking to deputise Ruto.

Led by Dennis Wachira alias Obinna, who is a University student leader in Embu county, the youth group described Muturi as a brilliant man who has never been implicated in any corruption scandal in his time as a public servant.

"We want to urge the Deputy President William Ruto to consider picking Muturi since he is a good man who is development-oriented and free from corruption, we urge Ruto to pick him as his running mate," Wachira said.

Youths say Muturi is the right man to deputise Ruto

His sentiments were echoed by Kelvin Kariuki who said that if Ruto will settle for Muturi then his score will rise to 100% vote score in the Mt Kenya region.

Kariuki said Muturi as speaker of the national assembly where he led over 300 members of Parliament is a clear demonstration of an able leader who can be Kenya's vice president.

Embu youths endorse Justin Muturi for Ruto's running mate position

He stated that Muturi is a sombre man who cannot bring another force in government which can derail development and service delivery.


"If we give this chance to a young person than JB Muturi then this may have repercussions in future, let's tap Muturi because he is sober," Kariuki said.

Leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto from the Mt Kenya region last week said they will support whoever Ruto will pick as his running mate.

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