There is a reason behind President William Ruto’s decision to make Luo Nyanza one of the regions he visited first after his swearing in on September 13, former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero has said.
Ruto visited the region, specifically Homa Bay County, only weeks after his election, and was given a relatively good reception, different from the happenings witnessed in Kisumu before the polls.
Kidero says that there is a reason why he visited Nyanza before even visiting his own Uasin Gishu backyard, which, to him, is his love and affection for the Luo people who largely inhabit the region.
“He first visited us almost immediately after his swearing-in last October even before he made it to his home County of Uasin Gishu. This is worth appreciating,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.
The former Homa Bay governor aspirant now wants area residents to turn up in their numbers and give the Head of State a warm welcome when he again visits the county on Friday.
He has asked Luo Nyanza people to drop their political dislike for Ruto, in a region still considered largely allied to opposition leader Raila Odinga, who is Ruto’s opponent and critic.
Kidero said that Luo people have already declared their readiness to work with the government of the day by accepting his win in August, and what remains is to fully get involved in his leadership.
“The people of Homa Bay and by extension the entire Nyanza Region moved on after the elections and even outsmarted their elected leaders by opening their hearts to embrace President Ruto and the government,” he further said.
He is among area politicians going against the grain to support Ruto, after being defeated by ODM candidates in the concluded poll. He personally lost to Gladys Wanga, who is now the governor.
In other news, The Mau Forest row takes another dimension as leaders now plunge themselves into the fiasco wholeheartedly.
Senator Ledama who has been in the forefront during the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition campaigns and recently accepted Ruto as the Kenyan Head of State is the recent politician to join the Mau forest row.
Honourable Ole Kina who had a rough time the security personnel at Bomas of Kenya during the announcement of the 2022 Presidential elections results, has today boldly stressed the following statement over what came to his ears regarding the Mau Forest management.