Let’s not encourage sycophants – Isaac Ruto

Former Bomet County Governor Isaac Ruto has asked the Kalenjin community to be politically open-minded and open the region for Multi-party democracy which he says has been lacking in the region.

Speaking on KASS FM during the morning program LENE EMET, the former chairman of the Council of Governors warned the people of the Rift Valley region not to encourage sycophancy.

“I ask the Kalenjin community to be open-minded in politics and open the Rift Valley region for multi-party democracy that all regions have enjoyed except the in Rift-Valley region. We should not encourage sycophants within the community,” he said.

Ruto who said he is now back in active politics after a two years’ hiatus also opined that the leader of the opposition and those with major political parties should be in parliament to ensure there is true democracy and to check the government in power.

“I had promised my supporters that I will be out of active politics for two years, those two years are over now. We shall launch the Chama Cha Mashinani at the end of the year then we chart the way forward.”

On whether he had personal differences with Deputy President William Ruto, he replied; “I don’t have personal differences with DP. William Ruto, we only differed in opinion. I believe in democracy and a multi-party system of governance. I believe it is healthy to have several political parties.”