David Ole Sankok is a nominated Member of Parliament representing People with Disabilities from 2017. Previously, he was the Chairman of the National Council of People with Disabilities.
Sankok had in 2020 been warming up to DP Ruto’s Tanga Tanga wing with the nominated MP heaping praises on Ruto after he gifted Ruto with a heifer goat as a sign of ‘friendship and loyalty’. Sankok had then said that DP Ruto was the future president of Kenya.
But Sankok appeared to make a hasty retreat when commented on social media stating that President Uhuru was ‘his party leader, his president and choice’.
The quick turnaround might have been occasioned by the Jubilee Party’s move to discipline nominated MPs aligned to Ruto including Sankok, Isaac Mwaura, Cecily Mbarire, Naomi Waqo, Millicent Omanga, and Mary Senata.
The whip was cracked and Ole Sankok was ejected from the powerful house committee alongside other MPs and Senators aligned to DP Ruto.
Ole Sankok made an unexpected announcement that he will be retiring from politics “to give other people with disabilities a chance to make a difference in parliament.”
Sankok was ranked as one of the best-performing MPs in 2019 in a survey by Mzalendo. The MP attributed his work to Kenyans who push him to excel beyond his limits.