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Sunday, 23 November 2014

MARAKWETS WANTS PIECE OF NATIONAL CAKE FROM RUTO

Seething in bitter anger and feeling misused and eventually dumped by the Uhuruto Jubilee coalition for which they voted in the 2013 general elections, local leaders, professionals and voters in Elgeyo Marakwet have now warned deputy president William Ruto to prepare for what they termed as the “mother of all revolts”.
In a strongly worded statement to Weekly Citizen after Ruto toured Marakwet recently to officially open the Kapswar-Eldoret Road but snubbed meetings by local leaders who had assembled at the Comfy Hotel for a luncheon with the DP. The leaders said they would no longer be taken in for granted after helping Jubilee win the elections. They said that they had nothing to write back home as all senior positions had been taken by Nandis and their central Kenya counterparts and added that it would no longer be business as usual and they were ready to troop back to ODM if the DP persists in sidelining them in senior appointments.
Speaking on phone, one of the elders who had expected the community to be rewarded with key dockets in government accused Senator Kipchumba Murkomen of belittling the role of the whole of Marakwet   citizenry who have “been given a raw deal as the only Keiyoe and Nandis in URP reaping huge benefits from government appointments.
It was unclear why Ruto skipped a scheduled meeting with Marakwet professionals and elders who had planned to table their grievances and “demand for their share of the national cake after voting for the Jubilee”.