Ex governor Ruto emerges with a message for nemesis Laboso

Says his loss was normal

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Chama Cha Mashinani leader Isaac Ruto. PHOTO: NATION MEDIA GROUP

One if the biggest casualties in the August 8 general election has broken his silence following the loss.

Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto shared a podium with his successor Joyce Laboso for the first time since her swearing-in and the two political bigwigs agreed to bury the hatchet.

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Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso. PHOTO: NMG

Ruto told the crowd that he has accepted the change of leadership noting that he is available to offer Laboso support to take the county forward.

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According to Ruto who heads the Chama Cha Mashinani party, he will not interfere in the running of the county.

“Count on me. I will not interfere with your leadership. It is your time to lead and I will only come in to support where possible,” Ruto said as quoted in the Star.

The two met during a thanksgiving and Prize-giving Day at Chelsa Academy on Saturday, December 6.

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Noting that theirs was a normal competition with a winner and a loser, Ruto said his loss should not be interpreted to mean there is enmity between him and Laboso.