Governor Responds to Claims Ruto Demands Ksh 10M Monthly

  • Governor Hillary Barchok during an interview with journalists at his office in Bomet County (Undated).
    Governor Hillary Barchok during an interview with journalists at his office in Bomet County (Undated).
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  • Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok has addressed claims that he called out Deputy President William Ruto for demanding millions of money from county bosses.

    On Wednesday, Barchok dismissed allegations that he had quarrelled with the DP and that Ruto had asked Rift Valley governors to contribute Ksh10 million monthly.

    Barchok stated that the reports were malicious and were being spread by their political opponents who want to see the downfall of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

    He told off politicians spreading the fake narrative adding that they will not see the downfall of the hustler movement. Barchok also dismissed claims that DP Ruto had asked Rift Valley governors to contribute Ksh10 million,

    Governor Hillary Barchok during the launch of a project in Bomet County on October 29, 2021.
    Governor Hillary Barchok during the launch of a project in Bomet County on October 29, 2021.
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    “You need stronger and better ideas to counter the Hustler Nation," Barchok stated. 

    The governor is keen to defend his seat in the 2022 Bomet gubernatorial race and he revealed tricks politicians are using to gain favour with the electorate.

    In October, Barchok warned aspirants eyeing various elective seats on UDA against relying on direct endorsements from the senior leadership of the party.

    He revealed that some aspirants were deceiving residents that they are the favourites for particular seats, allegedly having been endorsed by DP Ruto.

    The Bomet governor declared UDA party’s primaries will be conducted in a free and transparent manner and party members will be the ones to decide.

    His sentiments have also been backed by DP Ruto who stated that UDA free and fair party primaries. Mt Kenya UDA faction threatened to walk out of the party over undemocratic endorsements.

    Led by Kahio Ngomo, Chairman of Mt Kenya UDA  aspirants, on Friday, September 10, accused the party of making undemocratic endorsements derailing their attempts to have fair nominations.

    They called out the party for lacking democracy and national unity outlook and criticised the move to handpick leaders instead of leaving the aspirants to go for a free and fair nomination.

    Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok spoke to residents in Ndaraweta Ward, Bomet Central on October 16, 2021.
    Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok spoke to residents in Ndaraweta Ward, Bomet Central on October 16, 2021.
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