Since he was sworn in, President William Ruto has been rewarding his close allies with state appointments.
For instance, when unveiling his Cabinet, the Head of State named politicians who seriously campaigned for him in the last General Election.
A similar scenario was witnessed in the National Assembly and Senate when he rewarded his cronies with House leadership positions.
On Wednesday, November 16, the UDA party leader further selected former nominated MP David Sankok and former Mombasa gubernatorial candidate Hassan Omar to the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA).
Others who were selected during the Kenya Kwanza Parliamentary Group Meeting at State House include former Nandi Woman Rep Zipporah Kering and former nominated senator Falhada Dekow Iman.
As such, Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina has lauded the Head of State for being faithful to his allies.
Ole Kina, who was re-elected on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket said in a statement that by rewarding key leaders who supported his presidential bid, Ruto has stood out to repay political debts.
“Congratulations, David Sankok, like Shakespear said ‘Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find we are observing keenly,” Ole Kina said in a Tweet.
In September, Wiper Deputy Party leader Farah Maalim opined that, unlike Raila Odinga, Ruto has been able to keep so many political friends because the President-elect is immensely generous.
The Daadab MP said he has worked with both former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and President William Ruto and that the former Eldoret North MP will always share the little he has with friends.
“William Ruto is a very generous person. When I was with him in ODM, he would share the little he had with others,” Maalim said during an interview with KTN News in September.