In the week of unity test within the ruling party Jubilee which has seen a number of MPs dissociate themselves from DP Ruto, another legislator has disowned the country's second in command.
Samuel Arama, a Nyamira-born Nakuru Town West MP now says Kenyans have a right to chose a president who they deem fit to serve as Head of State.
"It is not a matter of life and death that Dr Ruto becomes president. If he's chosen, well and good, if he loses, that's democracy and we must respect that."
Mr Arama, a former ODM party member was elected on a Jubilee ticket and is a close ally of Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i besides being a top defender of Ruto.
But now, Arama says Kenyans should try a Matiang'i presidency, hailing the minister for his transformative agenda in various departments he has served.
"We have the likes of Dr Fred Matiang’i who has shown that he has qualities to be the next President of Kenya and I will push my community to have him on the ballot because we must show the other communities that this seat is not their preserve,” said Mr Arama.
He was speaking on Monday outside his National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) office where he issued more than Sh4.1million bursary cheques to more than 200 needy students from his constituency.
Mr Arama said that the notion by the three dominant communities that they are the only ones who can lead this country should stop.
“These communities are talking passionately about the 2022 presidential race as if the other communities including the Kisii, which has produced the most hardworking Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiang’i, have no capacity to produce a presidential candidate,” said Mr Arama.
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