Murkomen speaks over Ruto disloyalty claims
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator and Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen viciously defended the Deputy President William Ruto who has been accused of being disloyal to his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking on Citizen Tv JKL show on Wednesday evening, Murkomen said that DP Ruto has showed utmost loyalty to not only the President but also his immediate family.
"All those claiming that Ruto is disloyal to his boss never voted for him in 2002, in 2013 and in 2017 general election," said Murkomen.
Murkomen cited the 2002 presidential polls when Uhuru's allies including his cousin Beth Mugo (now nominated senator) ditched him, but Ruto stood with him.
"Without William Ruto, Uhuru Kenyatta could not have been the president," added Murkomen.
Yesterday, a section of lawmakers from the Senate and the National Assembly asked Ruto to either 'shape up or ship out' inclining that he was disloyal to the presidency.
Still yesterday, pro-Ruto legistlators dared President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve government in order to allow for fresh polls days after Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) said it will table an impeachment motion against the DP.
Led by Mithika Linturi (Meru senator), Millicent Omanga (Nominated senator), Malulu Injendi (Malava) Moses Kuria (Gatundu South) and Mohamed Ali (Nyali) the legislators who also dared their colleagues to table the impeachment motion were categorical that Ruto will not resign from the government as he was not invited but was duly elected together with Uhuru in 2017.
Said Kuria: “it is the prerogative of the president to reshuffle cabinet he can do it anytime , we don’t have the powers he has that power , if he wants to bring Raila as the chief minister let him just go ahead instead of all this shenanigans.
“Tuko tayari, kwa uchaguzi ,tuko tayari serikali ivunjwe , tuko tayari kwenda kwa debe , we enjoy 80 percent of the support of Kenyans wakimwaga ugali tunamwaga kitoweo.(we are ready for electon, we are ready for the government to be dissolved, we are ready to go to the polls.”
Additional reporting by Mercy Mwai