Nandi Governor Stephen Sang insists that Deputy President William Ruto will eventually succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta whether he likes it or not after 2022 presidential polls.
The ongoing fight against corruption has ignited political storm within Rift Valley region with DP Ruto's allies accusing President Uhuru Kenyatta of using state institutions to 'harass' the DP.
Speaking at a funeral in Soy constituency on Tuesday, the youthful governor also dared Uhuru to stop implementing projects in Rift Valley, adding that Ruto will work on them when he becomes president in 2022.
“Ruto is the son of God and Kenyans. The son of a peasant should be President. If you don’t want to implement development projects in the region, we will do them in 2022 when our time comes,” said Mr Sang, the Nation reported.
Sang, who also served as Nandi senator in the last parliament, took a swipe at DCI George Kinoti, accusing him of being used by Ruto's detractors in the war against corruption.
The construction of Kimwarer and Arror dams have caused tension in the fight against graft, with the DCI insisting that Sh21 billion was paid even with nothing to show for on the ground.
“The DCI is no longer independent. He is being used as an errand boy to wage political wars,” said Mr Sang. The leaders also took issue with the handshake, saying it was the cause of all the troubles facing the ruling party.
Despite the looming fallout within the Jubilee party, President Uhuru Kenyatta has often insisted that his efforts to tame graft lords will not be derailed by the resistance from a section of the Rift Valley MPs.
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