Former Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri was among President William Ruto’s ally whose name was missing after the president unveiled his Cabinet.
However, on Thursday, January 12, Ngunjiri who unsuccessfully defended his seat in the August 9, elections revealed that he was offered a Cabinet Secretary slot by the Head of State.
Ngunjiri who was speaking during an interview on K24 said he declined the offer saying it was not mandatory for him to have a senior position in the Kenya Kwanza government.
The seasoned politicians further clarified that he is not more special than those who were given the chance to serve and that he wanted a lesser seat.
“The President had offered me to be a minister but I refused, I said no, I want a lesser seat,
“It is not a must for me and Arap Kirwa to be in government, because we were not born to be in government and die in government,” Ngunjiri explained.
Following his lose to Jubilee Party’s Irene Njoki, in the August 9, elections, the former legislator said he has since resigned from active politics.
“My life is not only in politics, and I decided even if I lost the election, I would not do politics again because of my age,” he confirmed.
He however exuded confidence in President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza government saying it will effectively work for the Kenyans.
Ngunjiri said President Ruto is a hardworking man who usually gets into the office by 6 am every day.
“The President is very hardworking and I knew the people who will work with him are going to have it tough.
“At 6 in the morning, he is in the office, how many people will go to the office at that time?” Ngunjiri asked.