Makau Mutua challenges Ruto to stand up and defend his people
By Vincent Kejitan | May 14th 2020
Prof Makau Mutua on Wednesday challenged Deputy President
William Ruto to stand up and defend his people.
Mutua referred to the troubles facing Elgeyo Marakwet
Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika saying it is time
for Ruto to stamp his authority too.
“I am FLABBERGASTED that William Ruto’s foot soldiers like Murkomen
and Kihika are being picked off one by one while he cowers under the bed in
“The man from Sugoi should stand up and defend his men and
women. No general abandons his fighters,” said Mutua.
Further, he advised the two senators to accept and move on
by quitting Jubilee and forming what he termed as a ‘monster opposition.’
“My counsel to Murkomen is simple — ACCEPT AND MOVE ON. You
and Ruto must now QUIT Jubilee and form a MONSTER OPPOSITION.
“Otherwise you will be picked off like sitting ducks, one by
one,” added Mutua.
Asked whether Murkomen was ousted because of his proximity
to the DP, Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu said the senator was solely
responsible for his actions.
“Kipchumba, unless he says he was working under the
directives of the Deputy President, was relieved of his duties as Majority
Leader based on his own actions.”
Adding: “I know we have numbers, we are the largest
political party in parliament, we are the largest political party in the
country. The perception that these numbers can be used against the President is
what I completely disagree with.”
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