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Drop DP Ruto if you want to win in 2017, MP tells President

07 January 2016, 13:29 Wilshere

Nakuru - Nakuru West Member of Parliament, Samuel Arama has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to drop his deputy William Ruto if he wants win 2017 elections.

Arama said that Ruto has been holding secret meeting with leaders from Kalenjin community and promising them they will be elected in identified constituencies in Rift Valley.

The legislator said that Ruto has so far instructed former Nakuru Mayor, John Kitilit to vie for Nakuru West MP position while MCA Paul Chebor has been asked to contest in Rongai constituency.

“Uhuru must drop Ruto because he is tribal and is currently holding secret meetings on how the Kalenjin politicians should take over the Rift Valley,” he said.

Speaking on Thursday during a press briefing in Nakuru town, Arama said that he supports the President but his deputy will be his biggest downfall if left unchecked.

Read Also:  Reject both Jubilee and CORD in 2017, KANU cautions

He said that Ruto should try and use other tactics to pursue his fellow politicians but stop imposing leaders on people.

“Gone are days when leaders used to impose candidates on people during electioneering period,” he said.

Arama he said he might vie in the coming elections as an independent candidate if Ruto sponsors Kitilit for Nakuru West parliamentary post.

He said that many leaders from the opposition including himself want to join the new Jubilee Party but Ruto has started sending signals that nominations will not be fair and free.

The lawmaker said that Uhuru has good intentions to unite the whole country using Jubilee but Ruto has other plans of forming a tribal party.

He said that Ruto 'greed for power' will be his biggest downfall come 2022.

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