Uhuru, just appoint Raila in government- Controversial MP Johana Ng’eno
7 months ago, 18 Mar 13:05
After the political realignment occasioned by the truce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his nemesis, Nasa principal Raila Odinga, the spotlight has turned on Deputy President William Ruto. A section of Rift Valley leaders are now advising him to follow Uhuru’s example and mend political fences with his rival, Kanu chair and Baringo Senator, Gideon Moi. Johana Ng’eno, the MP for Emurua Dikirr, asked Ruto to borrow a leaf and follow suit because “President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga have been political rivals for decades culminating in the swearing in of Raila as the ‘People President,’ but Uhuru didn’t think of that yesterday. The Head of State placed the country first and decided that he will sit down with the former Prime Minister and discus how to move the country forward,” said Ng’eno. Ruto’s abrasive brand of politics has put him at loggerheads with many politicians in Rift Valley, among them Gideon Moi and ousted Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto, who had decamped from Jubilee Party to Nasa as a co-principal with his Chama Cha Mashinani. Isaac Ruto lost to Joyce Laboso and shortly and retraced his footsteps back to Jubilee. Ng’eno asked the DP to sit down with those with whom he doesn’t see eye to eye, including; Senator Moi, Isaac Ruto, former Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter and other leaders within the Kalenjin Nation because “The Kalenjin leaders’ differences have divided the community into at least three blocs.” The controversial MP whose election a Narok Court upheld last month, added that Kalenjin unity was of paramount importance if the DP wished to run for the presidency in the 2022 General Election and bank on the support of the community. “As Rift Valley leaders, we want to go to the elections peacefully and as one,” Ng’eno who is a Kanu MP said, adding that other Nasa co-principals Kalozo Musyoka , Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula should not complain that Raila did not include them in the meeting that called for truce. “Uhuru and Odinga met for the good of the nation,” said Ng’eno. “Though the meeting should have been structured, we don’t care about the nitty-gritty. What the country hopes for is that the unity will hold so that we can move forward.” Ng’eno, who has differed and locked political horns with DP Ruto over a myriad of issues declared that he will not mind if President Uhuru appointed Odinga in government as “there is no problem of having a grand coalition government since after all, this country belongs to all of us. A quick assessment of the former Grand Coalition government of retired President Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga as the Prime Minister, reveals that the county attained a degree of development,” recounted Ng’eno. DP Ruto’s enemies are not confined to his Rift Valley backyard though. From Central Kenya, former governor William Kabogo formerly of Kiambu County is on record as having vowed he will ensure William Ruto does not have an easy ascent to the Presidency come the ...
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