Muturi hints at working with DP Ruto ahead of 2022
Thursday, October 28th, 2021 22:43 | 2 mins read
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi on Thursday said he was ready to work with Deputy President William Ruto ahead of the next general election.
He stated that since he has declared his interest in the presidential seat in the coming general election, he sees no problem if he unites with the people from the Rift valley as that will guarantee them a win.
“I come from a place called from Mbeere and you know I am also eyeing a seat, if we unite together are they really going to beat us? They are not, we are going to win,” said Muturi amidst cheers from the crowd outside the county assembly.
Without invoking the name of deputy president William Ruto in his address, Muturi who avoided drumming support for his declared ambition in the region as opposed to his tours in other parts of the country only assured the gathering that everything was okay.
“Kitu tu nataka kuwahakikishia ni kwamba mambo ni shwari and nikisema yako shwari najua mnafahamu, sisi ni watu wa kusonga na lazima tusonge and kwa sababu yote panapo baraka za mwenyezi Mungu,” he said.
He also used the opportunity to urge leaders from the county to be focused and united so that they cannot be divided or intimidated by anyone.
“Msikuwe watu wa kutishwatishwa…naona kwa nyuso zenu nyinyi sio watu kutishwa sisi ni watu wa kusonga mbele,” he said.
This was Muturi’s first visit to the South rift region which is one of Ruto’s strongholds.
Muturi was in the county to open the new Dr Joyce Laboso center mini chambers and launch a five year assembly’s strategic plan.
Present during the event were Bomet governor Hillary Barchok, Senators Christopher Langat, Alice Milgo (nominated), Bomet woman representative Joyce Korir, speaker Nelson Mutai and ward representatives from the county.
Also present were speakers from Nyamira and Baringo county assemblies and late Laboso family led by the widower Edwin Abonyo who witnessed the dedication ceremony.