Flamboyant Foreign Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba has spoken out about how Deputy President William Ruto lured him into joining politics.
According to a video that surfaced online on Wednesday, January 15, in which he was speaking to a congregation in a dimly lit room, the CAS disclosed that the DP made a personal trip to his office to persuade him.
Namwamba made the declaration while explaining why he fiercely supports Ruto. The former Budalangi MP was in his law firm office when Ruto knocked on his door, which would change his fortunes forever.
"We have started a journey where we feel that we need to have just one leader. That leader, we have decided, is going to be the deputy president.
"We believe because some of us have worked with him for a very long time and I have worked with this man for 16 years. He is the one who witnessed my debut into politics and he did not look for me anywhere else but he walked into my office," recalled Namwamba.
"I was not even 30. I was a very young man, practicing my law and he walked into my office. He talked to me and my political journey started," he continued.
He went on to shower praises on Ruto, claiming that the DP was a strong and honest man fit to lead the country as president.
"I know him, I know he is a strong man, I know he is honest and I know he means what he says. I know he works very hard.
"You know, if you are a child of a poor man and you get wealth, people claim you have stolen. Some look at my home in Budalangi and think that I stole all that wealth. So why have other politicians like Sonko (Mike Mbuvi, Nairobi Governor) been arrested and I have not?" posed the official.
He also warned politicians opposed to the DP to be careful because Ruto had cemented his place as President Uhuru Kenyatta's heir apparent.
Prior to being appointed as Foreign Affairs CAS, Namwamba served as Budalangi MP in 2007 before rising the political ranks to become the Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs in 2012
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