It appears Deputy President William Ruto will have an easy ride to State House in 2022. The DP remains the firm favorite to take over from President Kenyatta as leaders from both sides of the political divide continue to drum up support for his Presidency, four years before the next General Election.
The latest in a long list of lawmakers to declare their support for Ruto is Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo. The Wiper MP is apparently ready to sacrifice his political career to support William Ruto’s 2022 presidency bid.
Mbogo said he will back the Deputy President because “he is a friend indeed who helped a friend in need.”
He said the DP has shown he is committed to solving the problems of Kisauni constituents.
“The DP has started showing love to the people of Kisauni. Let us stand with him in 2022. I am ready to sacrifice my political career for the benefit of my people.”
The legislator noted that Ruto helped secure the release of a valuation report for some 400 acres of land in Junda ward that was occupied by squatters.
Mbogo said Ruto has also promised to ensure 18kms of roads between Kiembeni and Mwakirunge, that connect to Kilifi county at Mkapuni, are tarmacked.
Of Opposition leader Raila Odinga, Mbogo said he has shown the way by teaming up with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He noted the Coast region has been in the Opposition for a long period yet nothing has been solved.
“After former Kisauni MP Karisa Maitha died in 2004, no other MP has solved the problems in the constituency, especially not the squatter problem.”
“We have had Ananiah Mwaboza, Hassan Joho, and Rashid Bedzimba … none of them helped,” Mbogo said.
“We can’t be in the dark for 20 years. When you marry a wife and she does not bear you children after 10 years, you are allowed to marry a second wife.”