The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Ruto Says Luhya Leaders to Blame Over State Jobs

DEPUTY President William Ruto has said leaders from Western Kenya should not blame the Jubilee government over state government appointments. He said elected leaders failed to whip residents to support the Jubilee coalition during the March 4 general elections.

"Shida ya huku kwenu nikulialia na ikifika wakati ya kujipanga kila mtu anaenda barabara yake,(The problem with you is that you are never strategic when it comes to times require your unity everybody goes on his own), Ruto said.

He was speaking during the homecoming ceremony of Bumula MP Boniface Ostiula at Mungore Girls High School on Saturday. Present were Malulu Injendi (Malava), Ayub Savula (Lugari) and Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini).

Ruto said politicians from the region are fond of crying foul to seek favours after failing to offer political support. He said the government has alot of job opportunities. Ruto was reacting to complains by Savula and Ostiula that the government has neglected the region from appointments.

Savula said the Jubilee government has sidelined the Luhya community. He said the skewed government appointments continue to polarise the country. Savula said the recent Bungoma by-election results portrayed the Luhya community as quiet unhappy with government.

"Bwana Deputy President, you are my frined but I must tell you the truth, this community is not with you because of sideling them, and you should start making your name," he said.

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