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Deputy President William Ruto (right) with Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa at a past function. [File, Standard]

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MP tells the government to take everything from DP Ruto, but warns against an attempt on his life

Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri has assured Deputy President William Ruto supporters that he (the DP) is strong and happy despite the recent onslaught directed at his allies in the ruling party Jubilee.

Speaking on Saturday in Eldoret town accompanied by area MP Oscar Sudi, the MP said the DP is aware of the removal of Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and his Nakuru counterpart Susan Kihika as Senate Majority Leader and Whip respectively, but has chosen to get solace in the scriptures. 

Ngunjiri, an ardent supporter of Ruto, said the DP is very happy despite all the storm in Jubilee and is just reading his Bible at his Karen home.

 “I know you people and even the media are wondering even the media what is he doing in the face of all these, but he is fine,” he said.

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He told the government to take everything they want from DP Ruto but to spare him his life.

"They can take everything from him including land, cars and security but do not kill him, because life belongs to God."

He told Ruto supporters not to worry about him because he is doing well and is not bothered about the recent happenings in Jubilee.

“The DP is now playing in another league, above even the Constitution, the Bible and is very jovial amid these party chaos,” he said.

The MP blamed the Handshake for the tribulations Ruto and his allies face saying they have been ochestrated by well-known people.

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"President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy were working cordially until the handshake came, so we know where the problems came from," he said.

Being trailed

Ngunjiri claimed he is being trailed by unknown people due to his political stand and has reported the matter to the police.

He said everywhere he goes, he is being trailed by Subaru car, adding that the said people even went to his home at night with guns.

“People came to my home at night and I have reported and I will tell the media and the public what is happening because we have to say the truth.”

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Ngunjiri said the removal of Kihika and replacing her with her Muranga counterpart Irungu Kangata was meant to drive a wedge between Kikuyus of Central and those living in Rift Valley.

“We are still together despite all these things happening in Nairobi, let us keep peace,” said Ngunjiri.

He said people have changed and will be united despite all these changes happening at Nairobi.

He described the Jubilee wrangles as a storm that will soon pass.

Ruto's silence

Amid the raging political heat, Ruto has maintained a studious silence which has been described by his allies it as “strategic retreat”.

Ruto’s last public appearance was on April 21, when he met Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims officials at his Karen residence.

He also missed out on the Labour Day event at State House where Cotu boss Francis Atwoli, one of his fiercest critics, was the main speaker.

And when Monday’s Parliamentary Group meeting of the Jubilee Party was called and the agenda leaked, it was widely expected that Ruto would skip it.

He had been at his Sugoi home in Uasin Gishu for the weekend but flew back to Nairobi on Sunday. On Monday, Ruto remained at his residence in Karen where he met Soy MP Caleb Kositany. He later went to the gym at Weston Hotel.


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