With less than two years to the next general elections in 2022, politicians from across the political divides are taking nothing to chance with a good number already crisscrossing the nation trying to woe votes for their preferred presidential candidates.
Among those who have come out to make their intentions of succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta well known, includes Deputy President William Ruto together with Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader Dr. Alfred Mutua.
And on Friday, Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago, one of William Ruto’s allies, was back in the Nyanza region, Homa Bay county for a function with a strong message to residents from the hustler nation.
Mandago seized the opportunity to woe Rachuonyo residents to fully back William Ruto in 2022, saying it was high time for the region to payback the support they accorded Raila Odinga in 2007.
“When it comes to 2022, I have a youthful candidate from my county called William Ruto. You well know how hardworking Ruto is…and despite us supporting Raila in 2007, he never even visited us when we were faced with the ICC case. We urge you to support us as one way of burying our past,” stated Mandago amid laughter from the crowd.
Mandago, while urging the residents to maintain peace ahead of 2022, told them he was going to be back to the region to officially ask for their votes with Deputy President William Ruto.
The governor pleaded with the residents to advise Raila to mend fences with Ruto, saying his retirement welfare and wellbeing will be taken care of by Ruto.
“Mimi nitakuja hapa kuomba kura ya Tanga-tanga, na msinipige mawe (I will be back here to campaign for Tanga-yanga and please do not stone me) Ata nyinyi mkuje muombe huko lakini ningewaomba mwambieni Babah huyu kijana anaitwa William sio mbaya…let them burry there differences and bless Ruto, and all his welfare will be taken care of by the hustler” he stated.
Mandago insisted on the need of friendly politics saying Kenyans should not take