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Two URP MPs ditch Jubilee for Mashinani party

25 July 2016, 08:07 Jackson Okata

Nairobi - Two members of Parliament have ditched deputy President William Ruto's led URP party to join the newly formed Mashinani party under the leadership of Bomet Governor, Isaac Ruto.

Kuresoi south MP, Zakayo Cheruiyot and his Emurua Dikir counterpart, Johana Nge'no announced their defection on Saturday during the official launch of the Mashinani party.

They said that they will not accept to be slaves of deputy President William Ruto.

They further noted that they have the freedom of choosing which party to work with and accused Ruto of treating Kalenjins like sheep.

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"We cannot be forced to join a a party simply because the DP has joined it. As individuals, we have the right and freedom to make political choices and we are not allowing anyone to treat us like slaves," said Cheruiyot.

"We cannot just walk out of our party and join a foreign party. We want to make it clear that we are joining the Mashinani party and shall defend our seats on this party," said Nge'no.

The two MPs accused DP Ruto of using dictatorship to attack and discipline those who criticise him especially within rift valley.

On his part, Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto urged Kalenjins to join the Mashinani party saying: "My people, you have no political home because your home has been demolished but we have decided to build a new home and all of you are welcome to join the Mashinani party."

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