Sharlet Mariam Akinyi, has responded after the deputy president William Ruto dumped her to support another candidate.
In a viral video that has been doing rounds on social media, Sharlet has expressed her disappointment in DP Ruto, whom she has accused of double standards.
Ruto on Thursday met another independent candidate Faisal Bader at his Karen residence in Nairobi, just a day after camping at Jubilee headquarters with Sharlet.
Sharlet dared Ruto to campaign for another contestant, but be prepared to lose to her as she was keen on clinching the seat. She noted that the DP was pretending to be supporting hustlers and the poor, only for him to land on a dynasty in the politics of inheritance.
Miriam Sharlete to Ruto over Msambweni: "….Huwezi sema tusupport maskini ilhali una support siasa za urithi……" pic.twitter.com/nsK6HeaNBH
— David Maina Ndung'u🇰🇪 (@ItsDavidMaina) September 24, 2020
“Mwanamke amejitokeza na anafinyiliwa chini. Mimi nasema ivi, niko tayari kupambana na wanaume. Dynasties or no dynasties…mimi niko tayari kupambana na wanaume, ,” she said.
The December 15 by-election is Ruto’s tactical approach of testing waters ahead of the 2022 elections. Analysts widely expect him to vie against Odinga in 2022