Elgeyo Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos and Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny took the Mombasa BBI rally by storm by asking the Deputy President William Ruto to apologize to Raila over alleged abuses and disrespect.
The duo who spoke on behalf of Rift Valley demanded that William Ruto beg for forgiveness from the ODM leader Raila Odinga before being formally allowed into the BBI bandwagon. Tolgos and Kutuny who were speaking during the BBI rally in Mombasa teared into William Ruto and his TangaTanga troops over what they termed as persistent disrespect to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner Raila Odinga.
Kutuny lauded the the handshake as the best thing that has united Kenyans from all walks of life. According to the legislator, different communities can now interact freely without animosity unlike before. Kutuny blasted Ruto for calling Raila Odinga a ‘mganga’ and urged him to apologize and swore never to disrespect the opposition leader Raila Odinga again.
Tolgos on his part also called for unconditional apology from William Ruto and his troops before being drafted into the BBI bandwagon. Tolgos noted that the DP has shown grave disrespect to the President and the opposition leader Raila Odinga a move he said makes them uncomfortable being in the same BBI team.
Tolgos who has been tasked with leading BBI activities in Rift Valley said disrepspecting the President and Raila Odinga amounts to treason and therefore the need for William Ruto to apologize.
“William Ruto and his allies have shown disrespect to the President and the Prime Minister Raila Odinga and I do not believe that such leaders should be allowed into the the BBI”, said the Elgeyo Marakwet governor.
“If they are coming , they should apologize to Raila Odinga for calling him mganga and all sorts of names. They must also commit to respect us and the President”, he added.
The TangaTanga group group allied to the Deputy president William Ruto have often come under criticism from Kieleweke faction for allegedly disrespecting President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.