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Sunday 29 March 2015

Nakuru leaders dismiss Guv Ruto and Sen Moi

Nakuru county leaders have dismissed Rift Valley presidential bidders terming them as premature campaigners.
In apparent reference to Bomet governor Isaac Ruto and the Baringo senator Gedion Moi, the leaders led by Shadrack Koskey said the presidency was not vacant and that William Ruto should be their political representative in the seat from the region.
“We caution them against  premature presidential campaigns as 2017 general elections is far and such campaigns could deter  the current office holders from implementing  their last campaign pledges,” said Koskey.
He told the Bomet governor and Gideon to hold their horses saying that whatever the case DP Rutto should be given the opportunity to ascent to the position when time comes.
Speaking in Nakuru during their deliberations meeting over a civil case against the Nakuru governor, the leaders urged Guv Ruto and Gedion to shelve their presidential ambitions and give the DP and Uhuru more time to deliver.
The meeting in Nakuru had been chaired by Koskey, the Solai farmer who had sued Governor Kinuthia Mbugua for alleged failure to balance his top ministerial and PS appointees alongside tribes and instead favouring Kikuyus and Kalenjins.
In the case, Koskey argued that even among the Kalenjin appointees, the majority were from Kuresoi South constituency only disregarding 10 other sub counties.
According to our source at the Koskey meeting, the function was deliberating over a previous court directive for the case to be settled out of court although at the time we did not get more details as discussed over the court directives.
The Nakuru leaders’ sentiments comes hot on the heels of the recent DP Ruto’s remarks to Kalenjin leaders that the last general election regional leaders should concentrate their energies on developing their region and stop politicking at the expense of much  needed services to citizens.
Ruto during a recent area political forum further had added that it is too early for a section of Kalenjin elected leaders to start declaring their presidential candidature as if there were a leadership vacuum in the ruling Jubilee Alliance party.

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