3 February 2014

Kenya: MP Keter Asks Uhuru, Ruto to Serve One Term Each

Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto to serve one term each as President. Keter said the magnitude of corruption and high handedness, coupled with impunity in the Jubilee government might result in citizens rejecting the Jubilee administration before Ruto achieves the dream of becoming Kenya's head of state.

He said Ruto is being taken for a ride over a promise that he will be supported to ascend to power after the planned 10-year term of Uhuru ends in 2023. Keter said it is a piped dream that will never be achieved.

Speaking at Ol'Lessos Primary School on Saturday during a thanks giving ceremony, the MP he said the government is systematically converting the Kenya Defence Forces into a tribal force.

Keter said the recruitment exercise is so skewed and tailored to favour one region of the country where they were given more opportunities than the rest of the country. Keter claimed that some areas were being allocated 10 times more places than others.

"How will Honourable Ruto and URP ascend to power when the armed forces is systematically being converted into a tribal force?," he said.

He said just like the standard guage railway, he could prove how the exercise has been carried out in a skewed manner for a long period of time denying patriotic and committed Kenyan sons and daughters an opportunity to serve the country in the military to pave way for certain regions.

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