Inside Politics

Tharaka Nithi residents want Ruto to appoint Kindiki to his cabinet

Monday, September 5th, 2022 18:19 | By
President-elect William Ruto and outgoing Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki at a past event. PHOTO/Courtesy
President-elect William Ruto and outgoing Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki at a past event. PHOTO/Courtesy

Tharaka Nithi County residents have expressed their delight in Kithure Kindiki's role in William Ruto's win at the Supreme Court.

The residents, while celebrating the Supreme Court ruling that confirmed William Ruto's election as president on Monday, September 5, asked the Kenya Kwanza Alliance leader to acknowledge Kindiki's role in the win and make him part of his administration.

The outgoing Tharaka Nithi senator, the residents said, played a key role in the Supreme Court contest, having also served as the President-elect's chief agent in the August 9 poll.

Kindiki was among a team of 54 lawyers who represented Ruto at the supreme court. The battery of lawyers was led by Senior Counsel Fred Ngatia and Kindiki.

Months before the election, Kindiki had expressed his interest to run for the seat of governor in Tharaka Nithi County but shelved his ambitions upon a request by Ruto to join his national campaigns, a move that angered residents who had confidence in Kindiki's win to lead the county.

Ruto asked to appoint Kindiki to his government

The residents now want Ruto to award Kindiki's role with a top slot in his cabinet, saying it was high time the county got a share of the cabinet after he missed out on the deputy president slot.

"We are delighted with the decision of the court and Martha Koome's announcement. We accepted a request by Ruto to have Kindiki shelve his aspirations to become governor and support his national campaigns and since Ruto is now in government, we ask him to remember Tharaka Nithi County through Kindiki and appoint him in his cabinet", a resident said

Muthoni Njeru pleaded with Ruto to include Ruto in his government.

"Now we believe that everything is possible. We ask that Ruto remembers Tharaka-Nithi County. We believe in him and believe he will transform this country just as he promised us during his campaigns", she said.

Economic development and transformation are other key areas the residents would like Ruto to concentrate on once he takes the oath of office, as the country battles tough economic times.

More on Inside Politics