Rift Valley leaders want DP Ruto to quit government

Jubilee politics

Several MPs from Rift Valley have challenged Deputy President William Ruto to leave the government after the elevation of Interior CS Fred Matiang’i in cabinet through an executive order.

The MPs claimed that Ruto had been given a raw deal.

The lot added that DP’s exit would give him room to strategize how to take over in 2022 from President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The lawmakers had planned to conduct a Press Conference at a Nairobi Hotel but the move was suspended following consultations with senior members who advised against the decision.

“We have been told to lie low until further instructions,” said a vocal MP from Rift in a text to one of our reporters.

“We are all in agreement that there is a major problem in Government. Some of our MPs are abroad and we have been told to stay calm for now and see how things unfol,” he added.

And after several comments by MPs advising against the press conference, a senator from Rift Valley, who is a close ally of the DP, wrote informing them that the media briefing had been called off until further notice.

“We need time to consult further on the matter. We will advise accordingly,” a senator from Rift Valley wrote in a WhatsApp group and seen by The Standard.

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