A number of President Ruto's close allies and staunch supporters of UDA who were urged to shelve their political bids in the August general elections after losing in the party primaries are staring life at political wilderness. This is after missing out in President Ruto's recent government positions
Below is a list of the politicians who were advised to shelve their bids in respective areas to help President Ruto's bid after being promised a huge reward after forming the government.
1. Cate Waruguru
Former Laikipia Women Representative Cate Waruguru who was floored in the Laikipia East parliamentary race by Amin Deddy during the UDA nominations had planned to contest in August polls as an independent candidate but President Ruto promised her to shelve her bid but promised her a nomination to Parliament. Two months later Waruguru is staring at dark as their are low chances of her being nominated to government position.
2. Wilson Sossion
Former nominated senator Wilson Sossion who was floored in Bomet senatorial UDA ticket during the party primaries was asked by President Ruto to shelve his ambition of contesting as an independent candidate, he was then promised a government nomination, he was believed to get a CS for Education which he missed, his name also missed in the PS and the CAS names that were shortlisted. It is unclear if Sossion will get a position in government.
3. Isaac Mwaura
Isaac Mwaura who is a close ally of President Ruto was floored in the Ruiru parliamentary quest for the UDA ticket by Simon Ng'ang'a Later President Ruto reached him out promising him a government job if he was to shelve his political ambition something that he welcomed. Two months late after forming the Government Mwaura is still staring at the wilderness after missing in various government nominees.
4. Caleb Kositany
Former Soy MP who was seeking the Uasin Gishu gubernatorial quest through the UDA ticket was also asked to shelve his bid for Jonathan Boi after winning the UDA ticket. He is yet to be given any political nomination as he was advised by the UDA officials.
5. Charles Keter
Charles Keter who was contesting in Kericho gubernatorial race was also asked to shelve his bid after he was floored by Erick Mutai in the UDA party ticket. He was promised a government nomination which he has not received two months later of the UDA formed the government.
6. Rufftone (Roy Smith Mwatia)
Roy Smith who is commonly known as Rufftone the "Mungu Baba Twaomba" hit maker who was contesting in the Nairobi senatorial quest was asked by President Ruto to shelve his bid something that he obliged so as to boost Bishop Margret Wanjiru's chances of winning the race after he was promised a government job. Rufftone is still in dark since he has not been called for any government job as promised.
7. Charles Jaguar
Another ally who is staring at a political darkness is Charles Jaguar the hit maker of the "Kigeugeu" song, he was also promised a government job by President Ruto after shelving his bid for Simon Mbugua for the Starehe parliamentary seat
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