Joshua Kutuny, the deputy secretary-general of the Jubilee party and the member of parliament for Cherangany, has declared that despite being a candidate for the Jubilee party, he will not support Raila Odinga for president of the Azimio la Umoja party.
Kutuny announced his decision to refrain from campaigning for UDA presidential candidate William Ruto and Raila Odinga while addressing his followers in the Chepsiro, Kiptoror area of the Cherangany Constituency.
Kutuny claims that his choice was influenced by his desire to totally focus on his re-election politics rather than presidential ambitions.
“In Kenya, we cannot eat politics. Mwai Kibaki, Uhuru Kenyatta, and William Ruto are all the same, in my experience working with them. I’ve made the decision to focus right now on my elective seat,” he said.
Despite this, the Ruto-rebel lawmaker stated that he is prepared to cooperate with the winner of the August poll and has no issue with either Ruto or Raila taking office.
Kutuny asked locals not to criticize him for choosing to support President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying that he will remain devoted to the leader until he cedes office.
He continued, saying he was aware that his supporters had already made up their minds about whom to support, but he begged them to be open-minded about the eventual winner of the election.
“At the summit of the pyramid, I understand that you have chosen who you will elect as your president. Please don’t be concerned about me; I will continue to support President Uhuru Kenyatta till he transfers authority to the next leader. If your candidate is elected, I will back him and I won’t be mean to him. You’ll also be protected in his government through me, he continued, if his friend’s rival wins.
He continued, “I know my people have picked who they will vote for, but I urge them to be flexible with whoever wins the presidency.”
“I know you have already chosen who you will elect as your president at the top of the pyramid. I will remain a devoted supporter of President Uhuru Kenyatta till he transfers power to the next leader, so don’t be concerned about me. I’ll back your candidate if he wins and I won’t be mean to him. Again, you’ll be secure in his government through me if his friend’s rival wins, he said.