Deputy President William Ruto has accused NASA leaders of nepotism following the nomination of NASA presidential running mate Kalonzo Musyoka's eldest son Kennedy Kalonzo to the East Africa Legislative Assembly.
Speaking in Kilgoris on Thursday, the deputy president asked Kenyans to reject NASA leaders adding that it was only Jubilee Party that is keen to bridge the gap among all ethnic communities in the country.
"As Jubilee, we are out to bridge the gap between all communities. We have seen our competitors busy sharing seats among their brothers, sisters and relatives. If these people can propose their brother and son for the post, when will a Maasai or any other group get an opportunity?" Ruto wondered.
He added, "nepotism is worse than tribalism. Raila and his team have no capacity to lead this country. Jubilee has bridged the gap between all the Kenyan communities.”
Wiper Party through Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Wiper Deputy Leader Farah Maalim has shielded the nomination of Musyoka’s son, saying he is competent enough for the job.
National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale and Jubilee have vowed to mobilize MPs to reject Musyoka’s son, saying that individuals cannot be appointed form the influence of their families.
Last week, NASA presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga’s brother Oburu was listed in the list of ODM’s nomination to the EALA but has since decided to withdraw his name to 'focus on campaigning’ for Raila.
Jubilee is accusing the NASA leaders of using their positions to nominate their relatives to the lucrative EALA job adding that they will not allow this to happen.