Nyeri Township Member of Parliament Ngunjiri Wambugu has continued to throw jibes at Deputy President William Ruto over his 2022 presidential bid.

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Wambugu, who is apparently the face of opposition against Ruto's ambition in Central Kenya, said the DP does not have to become president if that will come at the expense of winning the war against corruption and uniting Kenyans.

The first-time legislator asked Ruto to withdraw from the race to State House if his ambition was a threat to the country's unity and the fight against graft.

"The need to fight public theft and get Kenyans to live together cohesively will not be sacrificed so that one man can pursue his ambition for the Presidency. In short - we will not stop fighting corruption or uniting Kenyans so that William Ruto can be President. Kenya is more important than any single person’s ambition; including his," he said in a Facebook post on Sunday.

"So if Ruto cannot campaign for the Presidency within this reality he can as well quit the race. It’s not written anywhere that he must be president," Wambugu added.

The vocal politician was reacting to remarks made by the DP and his close allies alleging that the renewed vigour to fight corruption was a plot to sabotage his 2022 bid.

"Uhuru should come out and tell us he is tired with his deputy and we will call it a day,” said Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on Saturday during a funeral in Bomet East.

Wambugu has on several occasions stated that the DP is not assured of the Mt Kenya support in 2022, arguing that the region does not owe Ruto any debt.