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Leave me alone, Governor Nyoro tells DP Ruto

Nyoro says Ruto is free to visit any part of Mt Kenya but should respect local leaders

In Summary
  • DP asked a section of Mt Kenya governors to stop imposing ODM leader Raila Odinga on the electorate. 
  • Nyoro argues that every leader has a right to support whoever he wishes
  • Says electorate should listen to every leader and make informed choices during voting
Governor James Nyoro with county government officers who were promoted in various departments on November 18,2021
Appreciation Governor James Nyoro with county government officers who were promoted in various departments on November 18,2021
Image: STANLEY NJENGA

Kiambu Governor James Nyoro has asked Deputy President William Ruto to leave him alone and stop unsavory language against Mt. Kenya leaders who don’t support his course.

Nyoro said that Kenya is an independent country governed by the constitution and everyone is free to hold any political position or back whoever he or she wishes.

He said everybody is also free to visit any part of the country for campaigns  but such freedom should not be used to belittle other leaders.

Nyoro was speaking in Kiambu town on Thursday during the issuance of promotion letters to 1,552 officers working in various departments of the county government.

"We are the people who know where the shoe hurts. We live in this county, we know the poor in this county. You cannot come and insult us in our own county," said Nyoro.

During his tour of central region recently, the DP asked a section of Mt Kenya governors led by Nyoro and his Meru counterpart Kiraitu Murungi to stop imposing ODM leader Raila Odinga on the electorate. 

The Central Region Economic Bloc Chairman, Francis Kimemia, on behalf of the governors reacted immediately saying the utterance by Ruto was in bad taste.  

 Speaking in Kiambu, Nyoro said as the county chief, he has been urging the locals to listen to all political leaders so that they can make an informed decision when it comes to voting.

Nyoro said that he has warned those who do not have a strategy but to insult him while on campaign trail to desist and be respectful

"By insulting me it will not help in fact you are popularising me. It is nine months to elections and if we continue with this political heat it is going to affect us," said Nyoro.

 Nyoro said that he respects Ruto noting that he had even worked in the DP’s office and will continue to respect him but asked him to respect his constitutional right.