September 28, 2022

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday, September 28, responded to Gender CAS Rachel Shebesh’s scathing attack on Mariga. 

Through his Twitter account, the DP urged all Jubilee supporters to ignore calls by those he deemed not fit to speak for the party leadership. 

“All Jubilee party supporters should ignore and treat with utter contempt rebels and those rejected by the electorate who now deceptively purport to speak for the party leadership.

“Let’s give Mariga our flag bearer moral, material and prayerful support. Victory is surely beckoning,” he stated.

DP William Ruto and Jubilee candidate in the Kibra by-election McDonald Mariga.

His remarks came after Shebesh on Friday, September 27, alleged that President Uhuru Kenyatta was coerced to endorse the Kibra Jubilee parliamentary candidate McDonald Mariga.

Shebesh, who was speaking to women in Kibra constituency, stated that Ruto and his allies gained access to State House through the back door.

Shebesh stated that she was at State House when the DP pressurized the president to endorse Mariga on September 18, 2019.

“On that day when the president endorsed Mariga for Kibra race, I was in State House. I know how they mounted pressure on the president, and how they gained entry to State House. They used the backdoor,” she claimed.

The former Nairobi Woman Representative noted that since the president was a vocal man, he would have spoken about the issue but he did not.

“I know how they exerted pressure to have pictures they took with the Head of State to be shared online. 

“You and I both know our president is very vocal; he has a voice. On the Mariga endorsement issue, did you hear or watch him speak anywhere? We only saw pictures, he did not speak,” she stated.

Gender CAS Rachel Shebesh addressing the media with Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris (R).

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