Tuesday September 17, 2019-Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata is the latest Jubilee Party politician to disassociate himself with Deputy President William Ruto’s candidate in the Kibra by-election, McDonald Mariga.
Kang’ata, who is a lawyer by profession, has instead said he will support ODM’s candidate Imran Okoth.
“The late Ken Okoth was my friend. That’s why I will be supporting his brother (to win the by-elections) because he has been working in Kibra for long and is the best-placed person to continue the legacy. It’s a bit of a sentimental decision,” Kang’ata explained yesterday.
However, Kang’ata did not clarify the kind of ‘support’ he will offer to the late Okoth’s sibling.
At the same time, Kang’ata stated that he will not support Deputy President William Ruto’s bid to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022 unless the Head of State asks him to do so.
“In 2022, we will be waiting for President Uhuru Kenyatta to show us the direction (on whom to support). That’s what we will do. Not now, not Tanga Tanga, not Kieleweke,” he said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST