Former Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri claims that when President William Ruto revealed his Cabinet last year, he offered him a ministerial position, but he declined it.
In an appearance with former UnitedDemocratic Alliance (UDA) vice chair Kipruto Kirwa on K24 TV on January 12, Ngunjiri claimed he urged the President to give him a lower position.
"Being in government is not necessary for me or Arap Kirwa since we were not born to be in government and die in government.
The President had offered to make me a minister, but I turned him down and stated I wanted a lower position instead, he added.
The President, according to Ngunjiri, is an energy-hungry workaholic that very few people can match.
"The President works really hard, so I knew those who will work with him would face challenges.
After losing his position in the general election of last year, the former politician claimed he has now left politics.
"Given that politics is not the sole aspect of my life, I made the decision that, even if I lost the election, I would not run for office again.
At the time, he added, "I had a lot of issues with the governor (Lee Kinyanjui) and the then-current President (Uhuru Kenyatta).
Ngunjiri was defeated for the seat by Irene Njoki of the Jubilee Party, who received 34,308 votes.
With 26,809 votes, Ngunjiri finished in a distant second place, followed by Quindos Karanja with 2,130 votes.
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