CABINET CAMPAIGNING

CAS Ntutu seeking Narok governor seat, to campaign for Ruto

Ruto has predicted there will be a rush to join the UDA party but many fear reprisals

In Summary

•Labour CAS Ntutu has already declared support for Ruto said as some as CSs are campaigning for ODM leader Raila Odinga and others, he will join the queue .

• Ntutu said as supporters of DP Ruto, they are not going to be silenced or cowed anymore against drumming p support for their an.

Labor CAS Patrick Ntutu at Transmara in Narok on Sunday. He has vowed to campaign for DP Ruto as the next President. He wants to be Narok governor.
RUTO FAN: Labor CAS Patrick Ntutu at Transmara in Narok on Sunday. He has vowed to campaign for DP Ruto as the next President. He wants to be Narok governor.
Image: FELIX CHEPKEMOI

A group of of civil servants allied to Deputy President William Ruto has pledged to step forward and go full blast in campaigning for him to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.

Labour CAS Patrick Ntutu, who has already declared support for Ruto, said as some CSs have already gone public in campaigning for ODM leader Raila Odinga and others, they will do the same.

He wants to run for governor on Ruto's UDA ticket.

“If we continue being mum yet others in the Cabinet have started going public, is that right? And there is no one in government who does not support a presidential aspirant" the CAS said on Sunday.

Ntutu said the Deputy President's supporters will not be silenced or cowed against publically drumming up support for their aspirant.

Speaking at Dikiir in Transmara, Ntutu urged all other aspirants to declare their stands since their 'bosses' are leading by example.

He was accompanied by youth affairs PS Charles Sunkuli and MP Johana Ngeno

“Let me state here today so it's clear. I am vying on the UDA ticket and my President will be William Samoei Ruto…we are not hiding anymore because our superiors have shown us the way," Ntutu said.

 

Ntutu is set to face off with Sunkuli among other contestants in the race to succeed governor Samuel Tunai who has completed his two constitutional terms.

Sunkuli called on the residents to remain united and warned them against electing leaders who do have their best interests at heart.

He said the presence of different communities in the region calls for a county chief who will unite them and respect the views of all ethnic groups so they can continue living in peace.

Ngeno urged voters to avoid being misused by politicians to disrupt political meetings of perceived opponents but instead allow anyone aspiring for any seat to campaign peacefully.

(Edited by V. Graham)