By Calvin Osiemo
Bomet Governor and Chair of Governors’ Council Isaac Ruto is a bitter man. Ruto has ridiculed the Jubilee Alliance Party, JAP, after its loss in the Kajiado Central by-election to Orange Democratic Movement, ODM, candidate Elijah Memusi. Ruto says this is a crystal clear indication of how the people of Kajiado and Kenyans at large have gotten weary of the Jubilee government under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.
Addressing the public in Siaya County at Lwak Mixed Primary School during the launch of the National Deworming campaign for children, the Bomet governor says his support for the Jubilee government is declining.
“With the way things are going I am not sure whether I will support Jubilee in the next General Election,” he said.
With what seems to be a shift from Jubilee to CORD, Ruto took to congratulate ODM for the win in Kajiado Central
“I want to congratulate the people of Kajiado for speaking in one voice and shaming Jubilee. They should now know that Kenyans will only vote for leaders with an agenda,” he said.
The race to 2017 elections have started taking root as politicians have started forming camps to prepare for the polls.
Ruto also emphasized that the governors push for more allocation of funds to the grassroots dubbed “pesa mashinani”is still on despite the challenges they are facing. He added that the governor’s council would ensure that devolution is a success so that people at the grassroots can enjoy its benefits as well.
On the other hand, ODM welcomed the win and said that this was just an indication of how popular and relevant it is in Kajiado central. Speaking during the burial of the wife to former Ukambani politician Mulu Mutisya in Miu, Mwala Constituency, CORD leader Raila Odinga said CORD did not lose the last general election in 2013 but rather the win was stolen from them.
“Let nobody lie to you that we were defeated in the last General Election. They stole but a thief’s days are numbered,” said Raila.