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Citizen Weekly

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Drama unfolded at the Maasai Mara University grounds as business came to a stand still after the Jubilee Majority Leader Aden Duale told the Bomet Governor who is also the Chairman of the Council of Governors Isac Ruto that he has failed to account for Sh184 million meant for development of Bomet County.

The afternoon drama took the Deputy President William and the Tanzanian delegation by surprise. The Mara Day celebrations in Narok County started off well but later turned into a political supremacy battle between Ruto and Dwale.

As the two leaders traded accusations and counter accusations, the DP and dignitaries watched in disbelief as two leaders clashed bitterly over the pesa mashinani campaigns. The quarrels elicited shouts and heckling from the public.

Dwale had accused Ruto, alongside his Kiambu and Kisumu counterparts William Kabogo and Jack Ranguma respectively of snubbing summons by the Senate to answer accountability questions.

It was Ruto who fired the first salvo acusing Dwale of misleading the Government and Dwale harshly thundered back “These funds belong to Kenyans and not to your mother,” prompting Mr Ruto to rise from the dais and walk towards the podium.

“You can run around the country, you can call for referendum but one day you will appear before the Senate. Isaac Ruto, you must appear before the Senate,” said a charged Duale.
It took the intervention of Narok County Governor Samuel Tunai, Senator Stephen ole Ntutu, County Commissioner Farah Kassim Farah, MCA Kuya ole Kijabe and the Deputy President’s security officers to persuade Mr Ruto to go back to his seat.

However, when the DP took to the podium, he cautioned leaders to be mindful of what they say and do because they lead millions of Kenyans.
“Some governors have teamed up with the Opposition to distract us from delivering on our pledges. This is an exercise with a political agenda and not meant to improve the lives of Kenyans,” said the DP.