During the burial of Mahoo MCA Ronald Sangurani in Taveta, The Deputy president William Ruto declared publicly that he will not resign neither does he have the time nor the space for luxury or surrender. He said that he is a man on a mission of ensuring that all jobless and small business people are part of the national government agenda in line with his hustler narrative.
His remarks were after the remarks of president Uhuru Kenyatta who during an interview on citizen TV on Monday dared his deputy to resign, instead of accusing the government of frustrating his efforts and presidential ambitions.
If you are not happy with where you are the honourable thing to do is to walk out and leave the President said in regards to the his deputy’s complains.
Before the DP’s arrival at the burial there was attempts by the police to disrupt the ceremony, citing that the community had violated the covid 19 containment regulations. The fierce politician (Ruto) apologised for the disruption that was caused by police.
The Deputy President was accompanied by the former governor of Taita Taveta John Mruttu, Taita Taveta women representative Joyce Haika, Malindi mp Aisha Jumwa , Kikuyu Mp Kimani Ichung’wa, Kiambaa mp John Wanjiku and Taveta Mp Naomi Shaban.
During her speech ,Taita Taveta Women Representative Joyce Haika said that it was sad that Ronald Sangurani was being denied a proper burial. Because the Deputy President had declared that he was going to attend the burial. The Late Mahoo MCA was elected on a jubilee party ticket in the last election.
The MCA succumbed from covid 19 related complications in a Mombasa hospital last Friday.
Malindi mp Aisha Jumwa took issue with police and the government saying that covid 19 containment measures cannot be applied selectively or in a biased manner. She went ahead and cited the recent burial in Homabay where people attended in thousands and police were sent to provide security and maintain order ,but not to chase away people. But in Taveta the police were sending and chasing away people.
Kimani Ichung’wa reassured Ruto of his support and asked him not to bow to pressure. The Fire band Mp said that no one should force Ruto to resign.
Other leaders in attendance were Voi Mp Jones Mlolwa, Mwatete Mp Andrew Mwadime and the Taita Taveta senator Mwaruma. the governor was absent from the burial.