Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi has vowed to support Deputy President William Ruto ahead of 2022 General elections.
Maangi who has claimed to be loyal to the deputy President has challenged other politicians to choose wisely and support Ruto come 2022.
Speaking at Rigoma in Nyamira during a rally presided by William Ruto, Maangi said he stood firm to welcome Jubilee in Gusii region during 2017 general election when other Gusii leaders were unwilling maintaining that he stood firm and still he will come 2022.
“Let me assure Kenyans that Ruto is the only preferred presidential candidate who will save this country. He is my close friend and whatever I do, I consult him. I knew very well he will be the president in 2022, as I contest for gubernatorial position in Kisii county,” Said Maangi.
Maangi ditched ODM to Jubilee in 2017 and formed Omogusii Unity which was perceived to support Jubilee Alliance in the last years election.
He later joined ODM again to defend his position as the Deputy Governor by supporting the current Kisii Governor James Ongwae who defended his seat for a second term.
In his part, Deputy President William Ruto promised to bring more development in Gusii Region.
Other leaders who promised to support Ruto include Shadrack Mose(Kitutu Masaba), Joash Nyamoko (North Mugirango), Sylvanus Osoro (South Mugirango) , Vincent Kemosi (West Mugirango) and Nyamira Woman rep Jerusha Momanyi.