President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging NASA’s outgoing Bomet County Governor Isaac Rutto to join the Jubilee Party.
Uhuru, who spoke candidly about Mr. Rutto’s concession to new Bomet County Governor Joyce Laboso at her swearing-in ceremony, said his actions showed he was a true gentleman.
“You have shown that you are a true man. I want to ask you to come back. You don’t have to stay with that man of riddles,” he said referring to Raila Odinga.
He thanked him for putting the people over personal ambition before taking a swipe at the opposition party.
“We in Jubilee have no fights with anyone. We’re not in resentment with anyone and so we urge you to leave those people in the other camp and join us.”
When Rutto, who wore shades but had a smile all through the event got a chance to speak, he thanked the people of Bomet for giving him the opportunity to lead them over the last five years.
“I did all I could and it is now time for the incoming governor to continue from where I left… I’m now a citizen just like anyone… Let’s continue working together and respect one another,” he said.
Rutto, however, did not say whether he will leave NASA. He just said, “I will soon be telling you about my next move.”
He assured Governor Laboso that he will always be available to offer any support in all her undertakings and that he will never interfere with her work.
Laboso thanked the people of Bomet for having confidence in her by choosing her as their next governor and making her one of the first female governors in the country.
She pledged to deliver on her promises which among others are unemployment and agricultural production.
“I am here today to tell you, I have heard you loud and clear.”