Kamket accuses DP Ruto of misleading Kalenjin
SEE ALSO :We want inclusive party: MPJoho had insisted that he would be on the ballot come 2022, but added that he would stick with Kingi even after their terms as governors end. Speaking during a fundraiser in aid of Kilifi South bursary fund at Mtomondoni Primary School, which was presided over by Kamket on behalf of Moi, Kingi said some politicians from the Coast had in the past vied for presidency but performed dismally due to failure to unite the masses. He cited Katama Mkangi and Chibule wa Tsuma - both from the region -who challenged retired President Daniel Moi but got a handful of votes from their backyard. “It is not important to just rush and contest for the presidency. One has to unite all the Coast counties to make headway in the presidential race,” he said. Joho said he started politics with Kingi after the 2002 elections and they stuck together and would remain united. He told Ruto and his allies that ODM leader Raila Odinga never entered any merger with Jubilee and hence he was not out to hijack the ruling party. “Raila is not interested in Jubilee affairs and Ruto should not drag his name. Jubilee should play their own politics,” he said. Kingi claimed the Galana-Kulalu irrigation project had collapsed because of corruption. He asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to order it placed under Kilifi and Tana River county governments. Elsewhere in Baringo County, two Rift Valley MPs lashed out at Ruto over his remarks that no one had died of hunger. Speaking at Chepilat in Tiaty, Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter and his Moiben counterpart Silas Tiren said those denying that people were dying of hunger should visit the area. Mr Keter said it was time leaders and the nation called a spade a spade and faced the reality. “Those of us in Nairobi, let us realise people are dying of hunger, they have no food,” he said.
People sufferThe MP said it was saddening to see people suffer and die as others denied from the comfort of their offices in Nairobi. He was referring to remarks attributed to the DP dismissing media reports that hinted of at least 11 deaths of people in Turkana and Baringo counties as a result of hunger. He said it was sad that people were dying of hunger as parts of Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet and Uasin Gishu had plenty of food in stores. Tiren condemned intimidation of leaders and local chiefs for giving information on the suffering of the people.
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