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Ruto lashes out at Narok leaders for ‘inciting’ residents using Mau issue

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 00:00 | 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

Deputy President William Ruto yesterday led the  Kenya Kwanza campaigns to Narok where he accused Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga of inciting Maasai’s over conversation of the Mau forest.

 The DP was making frantic efforts to woo the 400,000 voters to his side to help him clinch the presidency in the August 8 General Elections.

Ruto and his allies attended the manifesto launch for county gubernatorial aspirant on a UDA ticket Patrick Ole Ntutu accompanied by several politicians with a warning to opposition leader Raila and his Narok allies under the Azimio La Umoja Movement to stop inciting Narok residents over the Maasai Mau Forest evictions.

 The DP reiterated the exercise was concluded and fencing is going on and nobody will be allowed to go back to the forest.

  He spoke after a section of leaders led by Narok North MP Moitalel Ole Kenta, Principal Secretary for Youth Affairs Charles ole Sunkuli over the weekend revisited the emotive Mau issue claiming evictees would be allowed back to Mau when the DP takes over as President.

 “The opposition leader allies in this county are going round inciting Narok residents over the Mau evictions, and propagating ethnicity in the cosmopolitan county, the Mau issue was concluded and no going back, and they should stop taking Kenyans back to concluded matters,” said the DP. 

Thanked legislators

 “I want on behalf of Narok residents, and the leaders to thank your leaders Soipan Kudate, Gabriel Tongoyo and Korei Lemein for accepting to step down and join hands and support Ntutu in the race for governor position, I thank you so much,” said the DP.

 Lemein and Tongoyo will now defend their MP positions in Narok South, and West respectively while Soipan will be the chief campaigner for the party in the county.

He also lashed at a section of leaders in Narok for propagating ethnicity in a move to divide Narok residents along tribal lines and asked them not to accept to be divided.

 “When we came in as Jubilee government there was no ICU in Narok and now there is, there was no water in Narok town, Kilgoris and Lolgorian and now we have invested over Sh600 million to install tapped water in those centres,” Ruto said.

 He promised his first mission when he takes over office on August 9, is to kick off the process of economic empowerment of all Kenyans especially the youths through agro processing, value addition and housing.

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi said all leaders have been supporting Raila in all general elections and he has become a big burden to curry him in every elections.

 He said  from the time handshake was reached, president Uhuru Kenyatta has been blind folded on economic matters and he should stop using the Russia invasion in Ukrain to increase food prices.

 On his part Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula, said their competitors are children of political dynasties in Kenya and on the Kenya Kwanza are children of hustlers and when they take over it will be a time when the food prices will come down.

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