Robert Ochoro @PeopleDailyKe
Some legislators from Gusii have pledged to mobilise residents to support Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.
The MPs; Shadrack Mose (Kitutu Masaba), Richard Onyonka (Kitutu Chache South), Silvanus Osoro (South Mugirango), Alfah Miruka (Bomachoge Chache), Ezekiel Machogu (Nyaribari Masaba) Innocent Obiri (Bobasi) and Jerusa Mose (Nyamira Women’s Rep) said the DP is development-conscious and is closer to members of the community.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony for 204 teachers at St Pauls’ Nyabururu Teachers Training College on Friday, the MPs also implored the government to employ the more than 10,000 primary school teachers from the area to ease unemployment. The leaders’ sentiments were supported by MPs Mohamed Ali (Nyali), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South) and Eric Musangi (Runyenjes) who assured Ruto of their cooperation to enhance development in all counties.
Ali dismissed critics of the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga and challenged them to embrace politics of development.
He said the handshake had reconciled Kenyans and told the critics branding other leaders “enemies of the nation” to shun hate as he appealed to religious leaders to guide the nation and avoid being divided along political parties.
Ruto urged the teachers to instill discipline in children. “Teaching is a calling. You have to do many things beyond what you are paid for,” he said.