Rift Valley MPs walked out in protest during yesterday’s prayer meeting at Kiambu’s Ruiru stadium after it became clear they would not be given a chance to address the small crowd that had gathered to listen to speakers of the rally.
Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago, who was the leader of the Kalenjin delegation, reacted angrily to the ugly events which took place at the prayer rally where local politicians fought publicly due to shifting political alliances.
Mandago, said TNA was ‘not serious in its support of Ruto’.
“What has happened here today shows what we have been saying that TNA is not serious in its support of Ruto and Sang in regards to ICC is true. If TNA was serious we would not have witnessed what happened here today.”
Several Kalenjin MPs from Rift Valley left in a huff after they were denied a chance to speak. Others walked out in protest, embarrassed at the turn of events.
To control the damage, Starehe MP Maina Kamanda promised they’ll elect DP Ruto even if he is locked up, which will force the ICC to release him as ‘you cannot jail a president’.
“If they jail Ruto at the ICC we shall elect him in absentia because locking him up at the ICC will be locking up President Uhuru Kenyatta, and subsequently locking up all Kenyans,” said Starehe MP Maina Kamanda.