Rift Valley region feels betrayed by President Uhuru Kenyatta because of his silence on the 2022 succession race.
That is according to Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Boss Shollei who battled it out with her Homa Bay counterpart on K24’s Punchline on Sunday night.
Asked to state what Inua Mama’s real political ideology is, Ms Shollei took the opportunity to respond to an earlier question posed to Ms Wanga by Ms Kiguta on whether the Building Bridging Initiative (BBI) is a ploy to stop Deputy President William Ruto from the presidency.
“I think it is important to make this clear and we have seen in our history. No one can stop another person from being president. The only person who can stop anyone is the people of Kenya who go to those queues… And when you talk about this is meant to stop Ruto from the presidency? Yes, that is the feeling out there… That is the voice of the people from Uasin Gishu and most of Rift Valley. The also feel betrayed because the President said publicly that he would support Ruto when his term ends,” said Ms Shollei.
The Woman Rep said that many people in the Rift Valley voted for Jubilee Party because they supported Ruto, not President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“When people from Rift Valley woke up to vote in 2017, they did not wake up to vote for Uhuru Kenyatta. They woke up to vote for Ruto who was in partnership with Uhuru Kenyatta,” claimed Ms Shollei of Kenyans voting behaviour.
The BBI Initiative was created to effect the handshake between Orange Democratic Movement Raila Odinga and President Kenyatta that ended political hostilities following the disputed 2017 General Election.
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