Leaders in Trans Nzoia County, led by the former Forest Minister and Kwanza MP, Dr. Noah Wekesa, have condemned the recent utterances made by the Deputy President, William Ruto, against Defense Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa.
Wekesa said Ruto lowered his dignity as the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya for calling CS Wamalwa a “woman”.
Wekesa challenged electorates in Trans Nzoia County to vote for Raila Odinga and Martha Karua come August 9th, saying Kenya does not need angry leaders with abusive words like DP Ruto.
His sentiments were echoed by former Kitale Mayor Pius Arap Kauka, who asked DP William Ruto to apologize to the people of Trans Nzoia and Wamalwa’s family within 24 hours.
Kauka, who represented the Sabaot community, asked the community to vote for Raila Odinga and not the DP “who has not been honest since 2013”.
Kauka challenged residents not to allow DP Ruto’s words to generate differences among the community that is living in peace.
CS Wamalwa’s mother, Justina Siti, painfully accused the Deputy President of lowering himself and engaging in abusive words instead of selling his agenda to the electorate.
“Why did DP Ruto come to abuse my son? Wamalwa has a family; my tears will not go away for free. May he harvest what he is planting now come August,’’ said the bitter Justina.
John Walubengo, a former ally of the DP and former Tuwan aspirant, asked youths to reject Ruto on the ballot. Walubengo said it was not in order for Ruto to abuse CS Wamalwa, with whom they had worked together since 2013. He said it was President Uhuru Kenyatta who assisted Wamalwa to get the CS position and not DP Ruto as he claimed on Tuesday.
While in Trans Nzoia for a political rally on Tuesday at Kitalale Saboti Constituency, DP Ruto used abusive language on CS Eugene Wamalwa, comparing him to a “woman”.
Mike Musungu is a reporter at Radio Simba in Bungoma and a correspondent of Trans Nzoia County for the Western Kenya Times.