A section of Kalenjin community elders have dismissed claims that Rift Valley region could experience chaos should DP William Ruto lose his 2022 presidential seat.
For the past month, leaders from the region, led by Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri, have warned that the region could be subjected to chaos if Ruto loses.
Led by Andrew Yatich, the elders insisted that the era of community kingpins were long over, saying that the region will be peaceful regardless of what transpires in polls.
Regarding warnings of chaos in the Rift Valley if a certain community is targeted in the fight against corruption, the official dismissed the “doomsayers” spreading the “falsehoods”.
He added, “Kenya should move from the notion that the peace of this country is pegged on political kingpins representing communities.”
“The council does share such retrogressive thinking – that in the event the DP does not get the 2022 presidential ticket under Jubilee, there will be chaos in Nakuru,” he said.
Deputy President William Ruto’s allies have been accusing President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga of using the fight against graft to undermine the DP and his associates.
So controversial has been the debate that Ruto and his team have openly denied loss of Sh21 billion in construction of Kimwarer and Arror dams in Elgeyo-Marakwet County.