Kesses Member of Parliament Dr. Swarup Mishra alias Mishra Kiprop Arap Chelule now says he is not allied to any political party in the country.
Mishra who is serving in Parliament for the first time notes that he is not interested in being in any political party as his interest is service to the people of Kesses.
The MP who was elected on a Jubilee Party ticket in the 2017 general election further noted that he will not be asking his constituents to vote for certain candidates, but they will be allowed to support their preferred individuals.
“You should know me and know my style of leadership. My style is not talking too much without actions. I talk a few words and leave then act,” said Dr. Mishra.
“In 2022, I won’t tell you who to vote for, you know the person that best suits you for all those positions. For me, I don’t have any party, my party is Kesses and my party is Kalenjin. I don’t want to be in any party, my party is work,” the legislator added.
Mishra has been accused by a number of elected leaders in Uasin Gishu County of being against Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential bid.
While several leaders in the county have publicly associated themselves with the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), the legislator had remained a strong supporter of President Uhuru Kenyatta and the ruling Jubilee party.
The latest declaration might signal the fact that Mishra is considering seeking re-election in 2022 as an independent candidate.
He spoke on Tuesday when he delivered 30 motorbikes to Chereber, Cherus, Kaptingia, Kapilat, and Lainguse bodaboda operators.
During the event, Mishra said “We must work together and invest in the youth who have energy, insights, and spine to challenge the status quo and offer solutions to grassroots problems. By deliberately empowering them, we will create millions of empowerment opportunities, tackle poverty and confront inequality.”