Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has told off those criticizing him for launching Mashinani Development Party of Kenya (MDPK) recently.
Ruto said he had constitutional rights to form a political party and nobody can derail him from his dreams.
Speaking in Kericho town, the governor said he was against the ‘killing’ of the United Republican Party (URP) which he used in 2013 elections saying the move was suicidal.
“I don’t need permission from anyone to form a political party. I am independent-minded and I have joined hands with other likeminded politicians to go our way,” he said.
He denounced the newly formed Jubilee Party as lacking a tangible agenda noting that he would not be cowed ‘to blindly’ join the party.
Ruto said his new party will soon field a candidate to vie for the Kericho Senate seat which fell vacant after its former holder Charles Keter resigned on being appointed Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum.
By Moses Marta