Deputy President William Ruto and Oscar Sudy’s tug of War with Governor Mandago


In the North Rift, the Deputy
President is said to be unhappy
with some of the leaders accused
of going against the wishes of
the party.

Some of Ruto’s close allies have
pointed accusing fingers at Uasin
Gishu governor Jackson
Mandago, whom they accuse of
failing to consult the party when
making key decisions.

Sources intimated to The County
Weekly that the Deputy
President prefers dealing with
Deputy Governor Daniel
Kiprotich and County
Commissioner Abdi Hassan on
matter of the county to the

Although Mr Mandago dismissed
the claims as rumours, other
leaders in the area talk of a
governor who is not in good
terms with his party.

Kapsaret MP Oscar Sudi recently
told journalists in his office that
the governor had been
disregarding the leadership of
URP, the party that propelled
him to the gubernatorial seat.
“He cannot claim that he got
there all by himself.
Disrespecting leaders and
treating them with disdain does
not augur well with us. This
county is bigger than him,” he

During a recent fundraiser in aid
of needy students in Mr Sudi’s
Kapsaret constituency, Mr
Mandago said some people are
peddling rumours that he does
not work with certain leaders.
In an alleged pointed reference
to Mr Sudi, he said the same
people were out to sow discord
among leaders in the county
through the spread of rumours.

Some of the decisions made by
the governor in the recent past
have won him praise and
criticism in equal measure.

His recent move to evict hawkers
from Eldoret’s Central Business
District was praised for creating
sanity and cleanliness in the
streets of the town.

Affected voters, some of whom
deal with small businesses like
grocery stores, however criticised
the governor for taking the
drastic move instead of moving
them to alternative sites.

Some of the traders are said to
have met at an Eldoret hotel and
sent representatives to President
Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy
complaining of high handedness
by the governor.

The governor has however fought
back saying he should be left to
run his government without
interference from the National

via the standard.


5 thoughts on “Deputy President William Ruto and Oscar Sudy’s tug of War with Governor Mandago

  1. I could like to tell DP to leave our Govenor alone, ‘Mandago good job, sudi is not agood leader but is trying to be known by fighting our govenor with lies, Mr sudi leave away our county with your selfishness.

  2. mandogo is a sober man
    i lyk his way leader
    the party.URP was just a platform to raise him and i know he respects authority bit he os also liberal in his undertakings. a leader shud not focus on the past but the future. mandago has of late shown hos ability to work independently
    kudos jack

  3. This is to tell governor Mandago to concentrate on doing what he thinks right in our county, answering non performers like mr. sudi will just give such men undue publicity they don’t deserve.

  4. I would not like the name of our DP to be dragged into the local politics of UG. He has the mandate to over see the affairs of the all country and bringing him to our local politics doesn’t help us.

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