Rutto meets Laboso, to make public next move Tuesday

Outgoing Bomet governor Isaac Rutto has said he will announcing his next political move after handing over power to his predecessor Joyce Laboso on Tuesday.

Rutto on Sunday said the election was over hence there was need to forge ahead.

He dismissed claims that he has been ill due to his absence from the limelight after the election.

“As you can see I am healthy and even relaxed.I will hand over power and thereafter relax and let my supporters know of my next move,” he said.

Rutto who was meeting face to face with Laboso in Bomet since the declaration of the results said the Tuesday’s event was a historic one and none should turn it into a partisan function.

“We want to call upon the people of Bomet to understand that this is an occasion for everyone,it is a national event just like Madaraka day and so no one should come with that partisan mind where you start heckling others,” he said.

Rutto said, “We do not want the people of Bomet to get divided,we want them to come and know this is a celebration. We are asking everyone who is attending to have respect for others.”

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He also took the opportunity to ask all County employees who were yet to resume duties to report immediately.

He told them not to get scared but continue working as usual.

“I want them to understand that they are working for the county government of Bomet and the Republic of Kenya and their jobs are protected by the Constitution, various laws and norms,” he said.

On her part,Laboso called on the residents who will attend the function to welcome all leaders.

“We want to make it a joyous function,we want all those who will attend to leave when they are happy,” Laboso said.

She said all plans ahead of the inauguration are complete and everyone is welcome.

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