The man who was once described by West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo as “kijana fupi, amenona, round” has come out publicly to defend himself.
Dennis Ruto Kapchok, a politician in West Pokot, told NTV he was at first offended by the description but later laughed it off.
He has now started a mulmulwas movement to campaign against the governor’s re-election.
“You can see my stomach, yes, you can see my mgongo, yes so what’s the problem? …mulmulwas means something round like a ball and the governor used it to describe me. I don’t know whether I am round as he described it but it was just an exaggeration,” he said.
He narrated how his children laughed at the description after watching tv but they were unaware that it was in reference to their father.
Ruto unsuccessfully vied for MCA in Lelan Ward in Pokot South constituency on a Kenya African National Union ticket.
He lost to Todopus Johnson Lokato who was an independent candidate.
“I was not number five those are just fabrications, a serious man like me cannot get three votes… I do advocacy work and research and I’m a consultant in resource mobilization,” he said.
Ruto said before the public attack by the governor he had questioned why the deputy governor Nicholas Atudonyang works from the United States of America as opposed to being based in the county.