Regional Assembly

Give Raila, Kalonzo 'enough rope to hang' - Ruto on EALA

The President asked his troops to allow the two to incriminate themselves

In Summary
  • The president used an idiomatic expression during a meeting at State House.
  • The UDA outfit picked five ex-MPs for EALA jobs.
President William Ruto at State House, Nairobi
President William Ruto at State House, Nairobi



President William Ruto has asked Kenya Kwanza MPs to give Raila Odinga a'enough rope" in the EALA nominations.

Parliament will on Thursday vote on Kenya's nominees to the East African Legislative Assembly.

The President, who spoke on Wednesday at  State House during a Kenya Kwanza Parliamentary Group meting, also said the same for Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka.


"For our brothers let's give them enough rope to hang themselves," an MP quoted the President as having said.

The idiomatic expression by Ruto is interpreted to mean that Ruto asked his troops to support the preferred candidates of the two opposition leaders.

Raila's ODM party has nominated the party boss' daughter Winnie Odinga.

Wiper party has picked the Kalonzo's son Kennedy Musyoka to represent Kenya at the Arusha-based EALA.

While Winnie is a greenhorn, Kennedy is seeking a second term at the regional assembly.



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