Tuesday September 17, 2019 - After a short stint at Embrace Team which supports Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s March 9th handshake, Taveta MP, Naomi Shaban, seems to have rescinded her decision and backed Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 bid.
Lady month, Ms Shaban had joined a host of leaders opposed to Ruto under the Embrace Movement, which is pushing for constitutional changes under BBI proposals.
And yesterday, Dr. Shaban, a former special programmes Minister, was one of the few leaders who escorted Dr. Ruto in his Taita Taveta County trip.
"I have nothing much to speak other than welcoming you to Taveta.”
“Be coming here often.”
“Taveta is your home.”
“Be sure that we love you so much.”
“When God blesses you, nobody can block blessings," she said in a statement that hints a return to Ruto's camp.
Dr Shaban is however not a stranger to rescinding her political moves.
In 2017, she resigned from Jubilee Party only to return few days later.
While speaking at Bughuta grounds in Voi on Sunday, Dr Ruto said the President will not dissolve the County Assembly over what he termed as petty issues that could be resolved amicably, adding that the impasse had derailed development in the County.
“We cannot dissolve the County Government because of differences between leaders. That is nonsense,” he said.
His statement irked Governor Granton Samboja, who accused him of meddling in the affairs of the County.
Samboja has also renounced his commitment to support Ruto.
“We don’t need his counsel and that is why even when I said we should dissolve the County Assembly, I reached out to every other national leader but him.”
“The petition will not land at his desk, so he cannot purport to speak on behalf of the presidency,” Mr Samboja charged.
Dr Ruto's trip was snubbed by several local leaders among them all five governors from the coast.
Conspicuously absent was the only Jubilee Governor from the region Salim Mvurya.
The Kenyan DAILY POST