Rift Val­ley lead­ers tell Joho to mind his own busi­ness and leave DP Ruto alone

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties | Rift Valley -

A section of Rift Val­ley lead­ers yes­ter­day told Mom­basa Gov­er­nor Has­san Joho to keep off the af­fairs of Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto and con­cen­trate on the fight against the il­licit drugs busi­ness.

The more than 20 lead­ers from Keri­cho and Bomet coun­ties ac­cused Joho of say­ing the DP is a “land grab­ber”. “As the sec­ond-in-com­mand in the coun­try’s lead­er­ship, the DP has the right to tell Kenyans about lead­ers with ques­tion­able ed­u­ca­tion back­grounds like Gov­er­nor Joho,” Belgut MP as­pi­rant Nel­son Koech said.

They were re­act­ing to an ar­ti­cle in which Joho was quoted as hav­ing crit­i­cised Ruto for re­fer­ring to him as an “aca­demic dwarf”.

“As Rift Val­ley lead­ers, we can­not sit back and lis­ten to Gov­er­nor Joho in­sult the Deputy Pres­i­dent,” Koech said.

/ JOHN CHESOLI

Mom­basa Gov­er­nor Has­san Joho dur­ing the launch of MV 001 in Old Town, Mom­basa, on Novem­ber 24

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