Several Rift Valley MPs have openly told Deputy President William Ruto that the Kalenjin community will soon walk out of the Jubilee Alliance to leave it to its ‘owners’.
Leading the charge is Nandi Hills strongman Hon Alfred Keter who has maintained that only Ruto is eating honey and fruits in the Jubilee tree while his people are waiting for him down the tree with growing appetite.
At stake is the perception that the government of president Uhuru Kenyatta is all TNA save for DP Ruto. Most Rift Valley MPs have increasingly told off those from URP who want to deem their voices, including Senate Majority leader Adan Duale.
â€œWe have been calling on our brother and leader from down the tree. It seems he does not hear us anymore as he has remained silent. Maybe he found the fruits enough for him and our wait may be in vain,â€ he said.
He added that: â€œHe now sounds like his mouth is full of honey and he wonâ€™t be climbing down the tree any soon leaving us with no option but to cut down the treeâ€.
Concerning the transfer of former National Youth Service Director Kiplimo Rugut Keter accused Ruto of rejoicing on the pains of the Kalenjin community.
â€œIt is improper for the DP to publicly gloat about being part of the team that oversaw Rugutâ€™s transfer because we sent him there to represent us and not vice versa,â€ he said.
The embittered Nandi-Hills lawmaker accused Ruto of lying to the Kalenjin community with excuses of â€˜be patientâ€™ as the TNA faction of the Jubilee government enjoyed all the fruits at the expense of URP.
Nandi Governor Cleophas Lagat backed the outspoken MP and encouraged him to speak out on important matters that may demean the regionâ€™s high status and presence in Government.
Directing his wrath to National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale who recently referred to Keter as â€˜dumbâ€™ in a recent public event in the area, Lagat said Duale is an outsider and should not be involved in the affairs of the county.
â€œWe are telling the leaders who take choppers to our county to tell us how to run our affairs to completely keep off,â€ said the governor.
Keter accused the Jubilee Government for half-heartedly promoting the spirit of devolution by discrediting governorsâ€™ relevance and efficiency through lobbying with the senate to facilitate their course.
Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto have in several occasions accused Ruto of being the face of the national government not keen on devolution.
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