/Uasin Gishu leaders lash out at CS Tobiko for calling DP Ruto a ‘clerk’

Uasin Gishu leaders lash out at CS Tobiko for calling DP Ruto a ‘clerk’

North rift leaders allied to the Deputy President William Ruto have demanded the dismissal of Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko over what they termed insubordination and a breach of public servants’ code of conduct.

Speaking during the burial of Jeremiah Koech Sorobit at Kipkenyo in Kapseret Constituency, the leaders expressed their displeasure in the manner in which they claimed the CS belittled the Dp.

Led by Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, the leaders lashed out at the CS terming his utterances as disrespect to the Dp.

Mandago who has been mum on politics over the past months said that borders had been crossed and he would in no way tolerate such.

He added that Tobiko as a public servant should adhere to employment act guidelines by serving the government of the day and shying away from politics.

“For some time, we have not been commenting on these things, but there comes a time when borders are crossed we must remind cabinet secretaries and all public servants that there is a code of conduct and ethics that should be observed. What Keriako Tobiko said is insubordination and the decision should be summary dismissal,” said Mandago.

“Things change and you should not think that you are too bright for you might find yourself alone in the desert,” added Mandago.

Soy Mp Caleb Kositany argued that the Cs and other cabinet secretaries should stick to their mandate of serving the people in their various capacities and avoid overstepping their mandate by engaging in political woes.

“We did not see them campaigning. We have accepted any name you might call the Dp but as long as his heart beats and days pass by, we will support him till he clenches the presidency in 2022.

Kositany claimed that Jubilee would not bow to attempts by people to disrespect the president and cause tension between the president and his deputy.

We are not going to be bothered with side shows aimed at belittling Ruto. We know what you are trying to target, trying to provoke the Dp so that he can go head on with the president. We voted for Uhuru and we will respect him until his term ends, even though we are bitter,” said Kositany.

Kapseret lawmaker Oscar Sudi, in bare- knuckle attack said that the Cs was going against his pastoralists culture of respecting the elders

“We being pastoralists, are respectful people and belittling the Dp is shameful to our community of pastoralists,” said Sudi

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Lynn is a News Writer and Contributor for Kenya Peoples Assembly News (KPA - News, and The Africa Media Group LLC (T-AMG). Lynn covers Kenyan News, from politics, to court issues, life stories, arts and entertainment, investigations, health, outdoors and travel. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism from MOI University. When she's not busy writing or editing, she enjoys travelling, socializing, singing and lounging on the couch watching the latest Netflix documentary.