Suna East Member of Parliament, Junet Mohamed, has reignited calls to have Deputy President William Ruto kicked out of his official residence in Karen.
Junet, while responding to earlier sentiments made by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, noted that the second-in-command does not use his government residence for any state duties.
Speaking in Busia County during the Azimio La Umoja rally on Saturday, February 12, the outspoken lawmaker insisted that the Deputy President should be evicted as he has turned the residence into a campaign center.
“I have heard some people calling out President Uhuru Kenyatta for hosting some people at State House. We want Deputy President William Ruto kicked out of that house because he is misusing it. He is only using it to run his political activities and not assigned government duties,” Junet stated.
Murkomen had earlier on argued that President Uhuru Kenyatta had embarrassed the nation for holding a meeting with a section of the youth at State House on Friday, February 11.
“For the first time in Kenya since we gained independence, yesterday was the first time I saw the President of Kenya leading a choir, and it was an unusual choir.”
“I saw the President clapping… we were with this President. In 2013, he never sang everything is possible without Ruto… did he just realize that now?” Senator Murkomen posed.
Murkomen noted that Uhuru’s gesture defied the norms as his predecessors had never hosted politicians at State House for campaign activities.
“I want to tell the President that he embarrassed himself and he also embarrassed State House. We are telling the President to respect the institution of the State House. If you want to hold meetings with hecklers, we should meet at Kamukunji or Embakasi,” he added.
In 2020, Junet had raised similar comments calling for DP Ruto to be kicked out. He accused him of failing to help Uhuru deliver on his campaign promises to Kenyans.
“You can’t use the same place that the government has been paying for antagonise it,” Junet stated at the time.
“It is sad that a Deputy President has ended up dishing out wheelbarrows while in the same government promised to create jobs for the youth.”