MP terms Kabogo as ‘reckless’ over DP Ruto’s presidential bid remarks
Kigumo Member of Parliament Jamleck Kamau has rubbished remarks by Kiambu Governor William Kabogo allegedly warning Deputy President William Ruto that Mt Kenya region might not back him fully in his 2022 presidential bid.
Kamau accused Kabogo of making reckless remarks that may lead to unnecessary animosity between Mt Kenya and Rift Valley factions.
The Kiambu Governor has been under fire over the remarks that he allegedly made saying that the Mount Kenya region would not automatically support DP Ruto’s presidential bid as he may also be in the race for the top seat.
However, responding to accusations on Thursday, Kabogo said that DP Ruto is his friend and he is obliged to tell him the truth and advise him in the best way possible.
“Ruto and I are friends and as such I am entitled to tell him the truth. The conversation for 2022 presidential elections should begin now,” said the unapologetic Kabogo.
Kabogo noted that the Mt Kenya region is a big block and may end up splitting it votes should Meru Governor Peter Munya, Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki and DP Ruto all choose to run for the presidency.
Speaking at Kenyoho Secondary School in Murang’a during the Kandara Sub County price giving day, Kamau said Kabogo does not seat in the Jubilee National Steering Committee, hence cannot speak on behalf of Jubilee.
Kamau also accused the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) of trying to ascend to power violently by holding unnecessary street demonstrations in the name of calling for reforms at the IEBC.
The Kigumo MP argues that CORD leader Raila Odinga wants IEBC disbanded so that a Constitutional crisis hits the nation creating a vacuum to necessitate a coalition government that will make him the Prime Minister again.