We cant surrender to intimidation, say MPs allied to Ruto

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa at a past event. Photo/Courtesy

MPs allied to deputy president William Ruto have said they will not succumb to intimidation by state agencies in their bid to drum support for his 2022 presidential bid.

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa and his Soy counterpart Caleb Kositany said no amount of police arrests and false charges will derail their agenda since they are exercising their democratic right of speech and association.

“Those who are against the deputy president should know that his soldiers will not relent in their mission. They should look for something else instead of the usual tactics ?” MP Barasa spoke at the burial of Peter Koech in Trans Nzoia.

He took issue with the selective application of justice with those opposed to the deputy president walking scot free even when they use abusive language while his supporters are subjected to torture.

“The disparity in the application of the rule of law is uncalled for since it sends wrong signals with some being seen as sacred cows with the main aim of dimming the star of the deputy president,” he noted.

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MP Kositany attacked ODM leader Raila Odinga for faulting Ruto’s charitable culture saying he has no moral authority to question his desire to offer a helping hand to the needy in society in these times of Covid 19 pandemic.

“It beats logic that a selfish individual is unhappy that one has decided to offer a helping hand to the needy. He should focus on his agenda and let us alone since our paths are separate,” said the legislator.

Odinga has in his recent visit to the coast has questioned Ruto’s source of huge sums of money which he always donates to Churches in a recent attack that has been seeing the two renew their rivalry.