Kimani Ngunjiri, a former member of parliament from Bahati, asserts that he declined the position of cabinet secretary under President William Ruto.
Ngunjiri was one of Ruto's loudest campaigners, especially in Nakuru and the greater Rift Valley region, until he lost to Irene Njoki of the Jubilee Party, the incumbent lawmaker.
He now asserts that before putting his name on the short list, Ruto offered him a position in his cabinet in recognition of his support and contribution to his victory.
However, he claims that he declined the offer and requested a smaller role, stating that it is not necessary for him to hold such a position but that there are many other individuals who can do so.
"It is not a must for me and Arap Kirwa to be in government, because we were not born to be in government and die in government. The President had offered me CS but I refused, I said no, I want a lesser seat," he said on Thursday.
He added that even though he is outside the government, there is still a lot he can do to help Ruto deliver to Kenyans as was promised in his manifesto.
Ngunjiri said that there is a lot he can do to make Kenya a better place even as an ordinary citizen.
"We can sort out the issue of agriculture which we are experts on that and many other things. We were not just vying to be elected as leaders for the position but also to make Kenya better than how it was," he is further quoted by The Star.
Because of his support for Ruto, Ngunjiri is among the Kikuyu leaders who fell out with former President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was against Ruto succeeding him.
In 2019, he held peaceful demos in Nakuru town after Uhuru referred to him as "Mshenzi".
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