Speaking during the burial service of his late uncle James Ngui Ndambuki at African Inland Church (AIC), Utangwa Primary School, Mbooni Constituency, in an event attended by Deputy President William Ruto, the lawmaker insisted Eastern residents were hardworking people who did not need handouts.
“Mr deputy president, in your quest for the 2022 presidency, please remember Ukambani people do need not handouts. We are hardworking people and we have a fertile land…what we need is just market for the products produced by our farmers here…please remember them,” Mutula Jnr said.
The senator said the region already has a presidential candidate in the name of Kalonzo Musyoka, the Wiper party leader, and as such Ruto should seek his votes like anyone else saying the loser would take up the position of the official leader of Opposition proposed in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
“You know us here in Ukambani, we have our own presidential candidate. And we are very honest people, that’s why the late retired president Daniel Moi loved us,” Mutula Jnr added.
Ruto has declared his interest to succeed his boss Uhuru Kenyatta and has been wooing the youth and unemployed Kenyans to support his bid, assuring them that his would be a government of hustlers.
The former Eldoret North MP has often argued it was time for change and as such he won’t stop empowering his fellow “hustlers” as he champions his 2022 presidential bid.
“Yes. It is time for a change, time to talk and walk the hustler narrative. Not about sharing power but empowerment. Not about positions but jobs for our people, not about leaders but ordinary citizens. This wheelbarrow conversation will continue,” he said in October 2020.