Deputy President William Ruto has said that subjecting the Wiper Democratic Movement Party leader to a running mate interview is humiliating
Ruto who is also the Kenya Kwanza Presidential candidate urged Kenyans to unite and eliminate the culture of political deceit
“Though we are competitors, to subject HE Kalonzo to some humiliating ‘interview’ is impunity.” DP wrote on his Twitter account
“We must unite to eliminate the culture of political deceit, the hallmark of some politicians.” Ruto urged
The Deputy President said that all leaders should be respected
“Whatever the circumstances every leader deserves some dignity and respect. Heshima si utumwa,” he tweeted.
Yesterday, Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior clashed over the party’s running mate interview scheduled from May 4thto 10thMay
Sabina refuted claims that the move was aimed at humiliating the Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka whose allies have criticised the methodology to pick Raila’s running mate
“Humility is a virtue, we saw DP Ruto going for an interview and answering questions for him to be confirmed as UDA presidential candidate. I don’t think you can say that was a lack of respect.” Sabina Told NTV’s With All Due Respect show
Sabina who is also the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Council member said that when the decision was made, Kalonzo was there.
“Kalonzo has a person in the panel a privilege not everybody had. He had no problem at the council. We have had Raila and Kalonzo running as a pact, they didn’t win. It’s important for everybody to have an open mind”
However, Senator Mutula Jr stated that it was disrespectful to subject his party leader to interviews.
“Let all the Azimio running mate hopefuls meet and select one of them instead of the panel interviews. If they sit somewhere and decide quietly and come and tell us who the candidate is, even the supporters are bound to that decision.” Mutula Said