Eugene Wamalwa to get a Jubilee job
16 March 2015, 11:36
Bungoma - Deputy President, William Ruto over the weekend hinted that the New Ford Kenya party leader, Eugene Wamalwa will soon land a plum appointment in the government.
Ruto, who was speaking at St Magdalene Kimatuni Catholic church in Bumula Constituency during a funds drive on Saturday, said the issue of the former Justice minister appointment has already been concluded by the government.
"Mambo ya Eugene mimi na Rais tumemaliza. Hivi karibuni atapata kitu kwa sababu hii serekali ya Jubilee tulianza kuunda na yeye (President Uhuru Kenyatta and I have concluded the matter of Eugene’s appointment. He will get a state job soon because we started the Jubilee government together),” said Ruto.
“Hata ukimuuliza atakuambia waliongea na Rais na wakamaliza (If you ask Eugene, he will tell you that he has spoken to President Kenyatta and the matter has been concluded,” added Ruto.
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A host of leaders present in the function included Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka and his deputy Hillary Chongwony. Senate Majority leader Kindiki Kithure and Ekegeyo marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen were also present.
Over 10 MPs were in the function. Apart from the host Boniface Otsiula, others included John Waluke (Sirisia), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), Patrick Wangamati (Nominated), Janet Nangabo (Trans Nzoia Woman rep) and a number of MCAs.
The news of Eugene’s impeding appointment to government has elicited sharp reactions from people from the local Bukusu community, with some viewing it as a ploy to divide the community votes.
Ruto’s announcement comes three days after Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula - Eugene’s bitter political enemy- announced that he will gun for the Presidency in 2017.
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