- Mishra ran on an independent ticket in the 2022 elections but lost to UDA’s Julius Rono.
- He was received by UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala in May this year.
Former Kesses MP Swarup Mishra who recently decamped to the UDA party has now apologized to President William Ruto for going against him in the last general election.
In a statement, Mishra acknowledged the honor and trust bequeathed to him by the community as a leader promising to maintain the dignity, and aspirations of the people and Kenyans at large.
“To my kinsmen, the Kalenjin nation, Kenyans and to President Ruto, I once again offer my sincere apologies for any past wrongdoings and missteps,” said Mishra.
He said following his decision to join the party, it was incumbent for him to publicly declare and unequivocally affirm his steadfast support for the President and the Kenya Kwanza administration.
Mishra ran on an independent ticket in the 2022 elections but lost to UDA’s Julius Rono.
He was received by UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala in May this year.
In the run-up to the poll, Ruto pitched camp in his Rift Valley backyard where he prevailed upon the residents not to elect all rebels including Mishra.
“We gave him votes in 2017 but has since become full of pride and arrogance...when we shall be sending Azimio leaders home, vote out Mishra,” Ruto said in May 2022.
Commending Ruto over his leadership skills, Mishra said he has exemplified it through his unyielding commitment to repositioning Kenya as Africa's economic bellwether.
His vision to place Kenya on the global stage as the premier investment destination, he said, is “commendable and speaks volumes of his faith in the potential and prowess of our great nation”.
According to the politician, the President’s move to champion solutions to climate change has thrust him as a key global advocate for the climate change agenda.
“His strategies and initiatives in this regard position Kenya as a leader in global efforts to combat climate change, notably during a time when the world grapples with economic downturns,” he added.
Through President Ruto’s leadership, Mishra projected that Kenya would experience an “era of unprecedented growth and transformation” even as he expressed his willingness to serve in any capacity in government.