On Sunday, July 24, United Democratic Alliance presidential flag bearer William Ruto took the Kenya Kwanza Alliance gospel to Rift Valley, a region perceived to be his political bedrock.
During his campaigns in Nandi County, the deputy president pleaded with Nandi Hills voters to teach Alfred Keter a lesson by voting him out.
The deputy president urged residents to vote for Alfred Keter’s bitter rival Benard Kitur after Keter showed the second in command his middle finger during the UDA nominations.
With just 13 days to the much-awaited August 9 General Election, Keter in an interview with KASS FM on Tuesday, July 26, pleaded with the deputy president to forgive him.
The rebel legislator said he might have fallen short of William Ruto’s glory but that does not prevent the 2022 presidential front runner from forgiving him.
He said if Ruto forgave the likes of former Kakamega Governor Boni Khalwale, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, and Ford Kenya leader Musalia Mudavadi, then he should forgive him too.
Khalwale sponsored a motion to impeach him while Murkomen and Wetang’ula were among those who coached ICC witnesses to testify against Ruto but are currently working together.
“I might have slipped at one time but if you forgave the likes of Bonny Khalwale who sponsored the motion to impeach you, Onesmus Kipchumba Murkomen, and Stephen Sang who were among those who coached ICC witnesses, Cate Waruguru, Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi and many others who we welcome them to the fold to help you be the President, please forgive me,” Alfred Keter said.
Keter and Ruto’s relationship deteriorated in April 2022 after William Ruto’s party declared Nandi Hills parliamentary nominations null and void following Keter’s win.