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Ruto Reportedly Approaches Vocal Rift Valley Politician With Big Job Offer, Gets a Rejection

Former Bahati Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri has claimed that he turned down President William Ruto Cabinet Secretary job offer.

Ngunjiri, before his defeat to Jubilee Party's Irene Njoki, the incumbent lawmaker, was among the most vocal campaigners of Ruto, especially in Nakuru and the larger Rift Valley region.

He now claims that Ruto has acknowledged his support and contribution towards his win, and offered him a job in his cabinet before setting on the final list.

But he alleges that he turned down the offer and asked for a smaller job, noting that it is not a must that he serves in such a position yet there are many other people who can serve in such capacities.

"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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Arap Kirwa Bahati Irene Njoki Kimani Ngunjiri Nakuru


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