While speaking in Mount Kenya, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi drew Deputy President William Ruto’s name into the 2007/2008 post-election violence.
According to an NTV Kenya post, Speaker Muturi stated that Deputy President William Ruto’s name should not be associated with the 2007/2008 election.
Speaking in Kamwimbi, Chuka constituency in Tharaka Nithi County, the Speaker chastised Mt Kenya politicians aligned with Azimio la Umoja for attempting to link Ruto to the violence in order to turn residents against DP Ruto ahead of the August 9 elections.
The Democratic Party leader, who joined the Kenya Kwanza Alliance, wondered why Azimio supporters couldn’t complain when President Uhuru Kenyatta and William Samoei Arap Ruto toured the region together in 2013 and 2017.
said that when DP Ruto campaigned alongside President Kenyatta in the 2013 and 2017 General Elections, the Mt Kenya leaders who are now complaining about post-election violence did not complain.
“We cannot begin to accuse DP Ruto of planning violence in the Mt Kenya region following the 2007/2008 post-election while remaining silent when he joined forces with Uhuru in the 2013 and 2017 elections,” Mr Muturi said.