Ruto’s utterances proof of his contempt for Mt Kenya, say Jubilee leaders
Our attention has been drawn to the recent utterances and conduct of the Deputy President William Ruto, and specifically his recent remarks towards Mt Kenya politicians made during his tours of Mt. Kenya.
The attacks, disguised to sound like jest, have laid bare the DP’s utter contempt for our region, our leaders and our people.
The mischief began when the Deputy President referred to his Boss and the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, as a "tapeli.
He then viciously attacked Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata, contemptuously telling him off for contributing "too little" at a Hararnbee before unceremoniously kicking him out of the podium.
Not content with these humiliations against our leaders the DP then trained his guns on Kiambu Governor James Nyoro.
To show that his disdain is for all Mt Kenya leaders he then aimed text book insults at Meru Govemor Kiraitu Murungi.
We are also aware that the DP has sidelined and treated with total contempt his former allies in Mt Kenya including Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri.
Clearly the Deputy President has decided that everyone from Mt Kenya, leader or otherwise, MUST support his presidential bid.
He has also decided that anyone who does not support him politically does not deserve respect and should be insulted in the most callous manner.
The DP has clearly forgotten that the kind of careless utterances he is making can easily morph into public strife, political violence, and death at a special scale.
As Mt Kenya Jubilee Caucus we are putting the DP on notice and issuing a stern warning.
Mt Kenya has the right to support whoever they want, and their right to make this choice MUST be respected.
We also urge him to remember that the people he is insulting in public forums were voted for, by those he wants to get votes from.
Finally, we urge our region to learn from what they are seeing.