Ruto gives Kindiki critical job after running mate hitches
Deputy President William Ruto has appointed Tharaka-Nithi Senator Professor Kithure Kindiki as his chief agent in the August 9, 2022, general election.
Ruto announced Kindiki's appointment after he was cleared by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to vie in the August poll.
The Kenya Kwanza presidential flagbearer said Kindiki will be assisted in his role by United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Secretary-General Veronica Maina and Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok.
"I have appointed a responsible professional lady and gentlemen to be our liaison between Kenya Kwanza and IEBC. Professor Kithure Kindiki who is here will be our chief agent assisted by Veronicah Maina and Josphat Nanok," Ruto said.
Ruto says agents to clear hitches
The Deputy President told IEBC that his agents will work diligently to ensure that he runs the full length of the election process without hitches.
"These are the lady and gentlemen who work with you in making sure that the communication, the relationship between us as candidates and the IEBC is useful, is helpful in making sure that we run the length and breadth of this election without hitches. We are looking forward to working with you," he said.
Kindiki's appointment comes after he announced that he was taking a break from politics following Ruto's decision to snub him for the running mate position.
He also declared that he will not take any appointment in Ruto's government in case the second in command wins the August polls.
"I will not be seeking any appointive position whatsoever. However, I will be available to seek any position in future that may be available at the national level," he said.
Kindiki, who was absent at the event where Ruto named Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua as his running mate, said that he was satisfied with the process used to choose Ruto's running mate.