Ruto’s Baringo Ally Kamama Blames Gideon Moi Over Numerous State Job Losses

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A day after getting his appointment to the NSSF Board revoked, former Tiaty MP Asman Kamama has blamed Baringo Senator Gideon Moi’s Kanu party for his woes.

Kamama, who is one of William Ruto’s close friends from Baringo got his appointment as a member of the National Social Security Fund(NSSF) got revoked on Thursday by Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui.

It was the third time Kamama is losing a government job after he previously lost two jobs at the Rift Valley Water Services Board and the North Rift Water Services Board.

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Kamket accused Gideon Moi together with Tiaty MP William Kamket of frustrating leaders from the region, especially those deemed to be allied to the Deputy President William Ruto

“The people fighting me are William Kamket (MP Tiaty) and Kanu leadership. They have ensured that I do not serve in any position in this government,” Kamama told a local publication on Friday.

The former chair of Parliament’s National Security committee lost his seat to Kamket in 2017 after unsuccessfully trying to defend it on a Jubilee ticket.

According to reports, his appointment to NSSF membership by CS Simon Chelugui last week was revoked after a directive was sent from the Office of the President.

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The Ruto allied former MP has, however, stated that he is no longer interested in seeking a government job. Kamama added that he has since booked an appointment with the head of state to find out what his crime is.

Kamama expressed his intentions to have all the leaders from West Pokot, including Governor John Lonyangapuo accompany him to meet Uhuru. He downplayed claims that he was aligned to DP Ruto’s Tanga-tanga faction of Jubilee.

“I am not interested in a fourth position. Kanu leadership will lobby for my removal again. I just want the President to tell me where I went wrong. I am not in Tangatanga or Kielewke as I am not interested in partisan politics that divide this country,” he said.

“Kanu is currently superintending the affairs of Kalenjins in this government and it is doing so negatively. The leadership is on a witch-hunt against perceived enemies,” he added

Gideon Moi is embroiled in a supremacy battle with DP William Ruto to control the rich vote Rift Valley region, something that has created sharp differences between the two camps.

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