Elgeyo Marakwet County Senator Onesimus Kipchumba Murkomen has finally cleared the air about Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 Presidential bid noting that it is not a do or die affair for the second in command.
Speaking yesterday night with citizen Television on Jeff Koinange Live (JKL) show, Murkomen said that if the Deputy President does not win the 2022 polls, he will concede defeat and begin building the Nation in other quarters.
The Firebrand legislator went on to State that the DP is just a candidate like any other with the new idea of changing the narrative through bottom-up approach, and he stands with him in the process.
“He does not have to be President. Deputy President William Ruto is just a presidential candidate with a new idea, he is selling something called bottom-up approach… If he does not win, I will be standing with him to concede defeat and build the nation in other capacities,” he said.
Murkomen also challenged government officials currently in influential positions to desist from frustrating the DP and his brigade, cautioning that the tides could change after the 2022 polls.
The former Senate majority leader noted that it was prudent to be in good books with every person in the Country as long as God gives life, before life changes tomorrow.
“I want to tell all public servants, we have a long period of time to be in this country if God gives us long life, relax! Tomorrow, the person you are teargassing today could be your boss. It is not a life and death issue,” he said.
On matters DP’s running mate Kipchumba said that the party was still working on the modalities to enable it pick the right candidate, adding that the person will be named when the right time presents itself.
“Whoever becomes Ruto’s running mate will be decided by the party when the time comes,” he said.
The DP is among the crop of Kenyan current leaders interested in taking over at the Statehouse as the next head of state after the expiry of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s time sometime next year.
Among other notable leaders who have showed interest in the seat includes former United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Secretary- General Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, ODM’s Hassan Joho, and Wyckiffe Oparanya with the latest being Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua.
Orange Democratic Movement Party leader Raila Odinga the DP Ruto’s perceived main contender in the the 2022 race is yet to publicly declare his interest in the top and coveted seat.
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