KANU Leaders Threaten to Withdraw Support For DP Ruto

KANU leaders in West Pokot have threatened to withdraw their support for Deputy President William Ruto in 2022.

The leaders accused DP Ruto of sidelining them during President Uhuru Kenyatta's swearing-in at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi.

Led by Nominated MCA Elijah Kaseuseu, they stated that despite campaigning for President Kenyatta in the run-up to the August and October elections, they were not invited to the Tuesday event.

He faulted the Jubilee Party for using deputy county commissioners to select leaders who would attend the inauguration.

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Kaseuseu accused the Deputy President and Jubilee leaders in West Pokot of 'playing divisive and petty politics' after the President won the repeat election.

"They used us during campaigns and after elections they opted to use deputy county commissioners for the inauguration,” Kaseuseu stated.

"Ninety-five percent of Jubilee leaders attended the swearing-in while KANU MCAs were sidelined," he added.

The President was sworn in on Tuesday afternoon where he took two oaths of office administered by Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi.

The two oaths taken were; the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Execution of Duties.

DP Ruto also took two oaths for his second term in office also administered by Ms Amadi. 

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