Governor Khaemba affirms his support for President Kenyatta, DP Ruto

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Deputy President William Ruto and Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba (centre) during the DP's visit. Photo/DPPS
Deputy President William Ruto and Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba (centre) during the DP's visit. Photo/DPPS

After his controversial decision to support Jubilee party, Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba has once again affirmed his support for the ruling party. In a past move earlier this year, Governor Khaemba shifted his support and defected to Jubilee, despite the fact that he was elected on a Ford Kenya ticket. The move drew negative reactions from Ford Kenya supporters, with some calling for his expulsion from the party.

However, on Friday, during Deputy President William Ruto’s visit to Trans Nzoia County, the Governor said his stand remains. Speaking in Kitale, he said his position won’t change, “Since I was elected on the other party, since the first day, I said I support President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy and I haven’t changed and I won’t change till my term comes to an end,” he affirmed.

He lauded the development planned in the County, courtesy of the national government, including road projects. On his part, DP Ruto stressed the importance of small and medium sized enterprises, saying 70% of Kenya’s employment bulk lies with the SMEs. “It’s our responsibility to make sure the hustlers at the bottom find assistance so that they can keep on driving the country’s economy and help more Kenyans,” he said. DP Ruto opened the Trans Nzoia County Stage Sacco at the Kitale market and bus terminus.