Another Ruto Ally Quits Elective Politics –

Another point man in Deputy President William Ruto’s brigade has hanged his boots and declared that he would not run for any office in the 2022 General Election.
Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony has affirmed that he would take a break from politics at the end of his current second and last term in office.
He added that he would spend the better part of his term campaigning for DP Ruto in order to succeed his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta. 
Speculations were rife in the recent past about Chepkwony contesting for another elective position- allegations that he debunked.
“I am seeking to be released from any other political engagements so I can campaign for Dr Ruto across the country to succeed President Kenyatta,” he stated.
The professor also thanked the Kericho residents for throwing their weight behind him in two consecutive terms.
Regarding succession politics, he affirmed that he had not chosen a preferred candidate for the Kericho Gubernatorial seat but added that the county residents would get the opportunity to choose their next leader.
” I am grateful for the support the people gave me in the first and second term and I will give them the privilege to pick their next governor. In any event, I only have one vote and will cast it in favour of a candidate of my choice,” Chepkwony stated. 
“For those I have wronged in the course of my duties, I ask for forgiveness. The people as voters and our bosses are always right. It is only us the leaders who wrong them as their servants.”
The governor heaped praise on DP Ruto, noting that his ideologies and bottom up narrative is the cure to the country’s challenges. 
Chepkwony becomes the second politician to declare that he would not seek any elective position after Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali. 
The legislator announced the news on social media in January 2022, adding that he would shift his resources in campaigning for the Deputy President.
“It’s been an honour serving the People of Mumias East, with gratitude I appreciate that you placed your hope and aspirations in me for the last 15years, I have served diligently, I’m grateful for the development strides we’ve made. Therefore come August, I will not be running for office,”
“It is with much humility that I therefore once again ask you people of Mumias East to come August, elect a leader who will not only better the best that we have achieved this far, but also be tenacious and zealous in their service delivery.” he entailed.


By Kwetu Buzz

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