Kesses Member of Parliament Dr. Swarup Mishra’s support for the famous Jubilee purge that saw Deputy President William Ruto’s allies kicked out of influential positions in Parliament came back to haunt him in an event he hosted at his constituency.
Mishra had on Wednesday organized an interdenominational funds drive for 36 churches at AIC Chebolol – in which Deputy President William Ruto was the chief guest.
But even though he was the host MP, politicians that had accompanied the DP turned it into an attack for Mishra over his allegiance to the Jubilee party.
Soy MP Caleb Kositany started the criticism when he said there were politicians now seeking to be close to the DP, yet they were the ones supporting the purge that saw many of them kicked out of influential positions.
“There are people who now want to be on the side of Ruto because they see he is close to winning the presidency but when we were being targeted they sided with the other group,” Kositany noted.
Similar sentiments were echoed by Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa who cautioned Mishra against the notion that he was elected because of his deep pockets.
Ichungwa asked the MP to reconsider his position before it is too late.
“Wewe heshimu hawa watu wa Kesses, wamekuheshimu. Wakati walitufukuza kwa uongozi wa kamati za bunge uliungana nao, wakati walikua wanatuhangaisha ulingana nao. Heshimu hawa watu walikuchagua. Kama una masikio umesikia, kama hauna masikio fuata Kibicho (Interior PS), Matiang’I (CS) na Uhuru muende retire,” said the Kikuyu MP.
Garissa Township MP Adan Duale on his part advised locals never to elect politicians who are only interested in supporting the DP for their own political benefit only to cross over to another camp once they win n election.
Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Boss shared similar sentiments and asked voters in Uasin Gishu County to vote out all politicians that have been against Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential bid.
“There are three legislators in this county whom you supported by have been against us. We ask that you show them that this is a UDA zone and we can’t accept any other party. We can’t elect people who will end up turning against us,” said Boss.
It had widely been thought that Mishra would officially join the Hustler Movement during the event, but when given an opportunity to speak to the people, some of who did not want him to be given the chance, he said his interest was with the Kalenjin people.
“Today I am finished…I don’t want votes, I want Kalenjin…” Mishra said in a brief address.
It still remains unclear whether the MP serving his first term will eventually join UDA or he will stick with the Jubilee party.