Why I turned down Ruto’s Interior CS job offer – Muthama

United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party chairman Johnson Muthama has disclosed the position that Deputy President William Ruto had offered him in the Kenya Kwanza government.

Addressing residents at Itimboni in Mavoko sub-county, Muthama revealed that Ruto offered him the Interior Ministry that Dr. Fred Matiang’i was holding but he chose to turn it down and vie for Machakos Governor.

“Ruto told me that he doesn’t want me to come and ask for a seat here in Machakos saying that he wants to give me a ministry in the Kenya Kwanza government. He said that he would give me the ministry with Matiang’i because I’m the only person who can deal with ruthless men, but I told him that I need to go and think about the same,” Muthama said.

He further stated that he told Ruto that it is a good position but he decided that he is ready to battle with his opponents in Machakos.

“I told Ruto that it will mean nothing by giving me a job and huge allowances to work across the country yet my people back in Machakos are suffering. Some of those who are vying for the gubernatorial seat here are conmen and that’s why I want to liberate the people of Machakos,” he added.

Muthama pointed out that among the Machakos gubernatorial candidates, he is the only person who will help Machakos residents, trashing his opponents saying that they can’t outshine him. Taking on Francis Maliti he said that Machakos hospitals have no drugs, they have no water and now he wants to deceive Machakos people yet he worked for Machakos county government

“Malikiti (referring to Maliti) ‘nitanyoroshana na wewe sawa sawa’ this is not 2013 and 2017 and he can’t compete with me.” He added.

The other one is the person who was working at the statehouse (Nzioka Waita) and has never lobbied for any job for our people when working there and he never did anything to Machakos people and thus they can’t dare compete with me,” Muthama went on.

Pointing fingers at Wavinya Ndeti, Muthama said that she can’t speak fluent Swahili and was fundraising and borrowing to fund her campaigns pointing out that if Machakos people dare to elect her she will first work to return the money she borrowed instead of bringing development to Machakos residents.

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