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Why we skipped Ruto's rally: Narok MPs

31 August 2015, 15:00 Geoffrey Kimagut

Nairobi - MPs opposing the leadership of Narok Governor Samuel Tunai have denied claims that they skipped women fundraiser presided by Deputy President William Ruto in Naroosura, Narok County town on Saturday.

Led by Moitalel ole Kenta (Narok North), Patrick Ntutu (Narok West), Korei ole Lemein (Narok South), the leaders said they could not attend the event because they were not invited by the county government.

Speaking to the News24 on phone differently, they said gGovernor wanted to use the event to settle political scores after they opposed his style of leadership on different occasions including demonstrations.

Others leaders who are anti-Tunai and missed the occasion are Senator Stephen ole Ntutu and Emurua Dikirr legislator Johana Ngeno.

Only Narok Women Representative Soipan Kudate attended the occasion.

Narok East legislator Ken Kiloku and his Kilgoris counterpart Gideon Konchellah , who are backing Tunai, did not attended the event but with apologies.

 “If they had been invited us, we would not have attended because we do not want an ugly incident to occur between our supporters and the one of  the governor in front of the deputy president ,” said Ntutu.

He said they respect the DP and it is wrong for anyone to imagine that they have broken ranks with him.

“We are in Jubilee to stay but we shall not be party to any deals are organized by the governor because he has refused to be accountable to the county resource,” he said.

The MP added that what they have been advocating is transparency, good governance and accountability from county government denied claims that they are making politics.

On his part, Kenta accused the Ruto of ‘sneaking’ into the region without informing him.

“This is the fifth time the deputy president is attending a function in the region without inviting us. We did not snub the function but we only learnt of it on that day,” Kenta.

 He added that the move taken by DP is an attempt to undermine the local leaders and their supporters in the region.

“The event portrayed the DP Ruto as petty and partisan thus sending a signal that he cannot be a good leader. And we this approach, the deputy president will not succeed in consolidating the Maasai vote,” said Kenta.
While denying snubbing the meeting in his constituents, Lemein said he had other


“My absence should not be misinterpreted to mean that I no longer support the Jubilee administration. We are firm behind the national government,” said Lemein.

Efforts to get comments from Senator Ntutu and Ngeno were fruitless.

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