Leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto and KANU leader Gideon Moi have differed over a recent parastatal appointment.
This is after, former Baringo Governor Benjamin Cheboi, an ally of the DP was yesterday, May 12, 2021 removed as the chairman of the Agriculture Development Corporation (ADC) and replaced with KANU Secretary General and close confidant of Moi, Nick Salat.
Baringo leaders in DP Ruto's camp have accused Moi of using his current influence and position to undertake the removal of the DP's allies from parastatal jobs.
File image of KANU Sec-Gen Nick Salat. |Photo| Courtesy|
Tenges Ward MCA Silas Tochim, while addressing the media yesterday, stated that the replacement was ill-motived.
"We need fairness in this country. People should be given jobs on the basis of efficiency and qualifications not political affiliations," Tochim remarked.
Tiaty Member of Parliament William Kamket, an ally of Moi, dismissed the allegations by the DP camp, defending Salat's appointment to ADC.
"We understand their frustrations but they should accept and move on," Kamket stated.
The DP and Moi have been involved in a supremacy battle in Baringo, part of a bigger scramble for control over the Rift Valley block.
Baringo is among the few counties that shot down the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill.