MP Cheruiyot hints he’ll run on Kanu ticket

‘No­body should force me to use a Range Rover where [the ter­rain] is un­suit­able’

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - AMOS KERICH @TheS­tarKenya

Kure­soi South MP Zakayo Cheruiyot has hinted at run­ning for releec­tion on the Kanu ticket in 2017, end­ing spec­u­la­tion he will join the Ju­bilee Party.

He spoke at Aror­wet Catholic Church in his con­stituency on Sun­day.

“No­body should force me to use a Range Rover in the ru­ral area where I know [the ter­rain] is not suit­able for it,” Cheruiyot said, al­lud­ing to the dif­fi­cul­ties the Ju­bilee Party is fac­ing in the ru­ral ar­eas, de­spite it be­ing a huge out­fit.

This seemed to end the pos­si­bil­ity of him end­ing his dif­fer­ences with Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto and run­ning on the JP ticket.

Cheruiyot told res­i­dents not to vote for lead­ers based on the party but to eval­u­ate what they have done for them.

Baringo Se­na­tor Gideon Moi urged Kenyans not to elect lead­ers on the ba­sis of party eu­pho­ria but on their per­for­mance record.

Moi said Kanu will be around for many more years to come and it is the only party to reckon with. “There is no other party, the new Kanu is get­ting stronger,” he said.

Kanu sec­re­tary gen­eral Nick Salat said Cheruiyot will soon join them and ap­pealed to res­i­dents to re­elect him. Cheruiyot has on many oc­ca­sions crit­i­cised the Ju­bilee lead­er­ship for mas­sive cor­rup­tion.

They in­clude the Sh1.6 bil­lion NYS scan­dal, cases of land­grab­bing and the al­leged loss of Sh5.2 bil­lion at the Min­istry of Health.

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