President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto to abandon the opposition alliance and rejoin Jubilee, telling him that he is welcome.
Speaking at the swearing in ceremony of new Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso on Tuesday, the head of state said that Ruto had shown political maturity by conceding defeat and accepting to hand over power.
"You have shown that you are a true man. I want to ask you to come back. You don’t have to stay with that man of riddles,” he said referring to opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Don in dark glasses throughout the ceremony, Ruto in his speech said he was ready to work with Dr Laboso.
"I did what I could in those four years. Now it is her turn to do her duties. I have assured her that I remain a citizen (resident) of Bomet and you will not see me squabbling with you. Because we cannot grow our county if we keep wrangling," said the former governor.
President Uhuru said the election of Dr Laboso as governor proved that Jubilee Party is supportive of gender equality.
Dr Laboso in her speech welcomed all competitors to work together and transform Bomet. "As the governor of Bomet, I shall serve all of you without discrimination,” she said.
She futher declared fight on corruption in the County and vowed to fulfil her promises to the people of Bomet.