Comedian Jasper Muthomi, popularly known by his stage name MC Jessy, has accused a senior politician in UDA presidential candidate William Ruto’s inner circle of rigging him out of the party’s primaries in South Imenti.
Addressing a TUSEN.co.ke on Tuesday, June 21, Jessy dismissed allegations that Ruto tricked him – adding that a senior UDA politician tasked with choosing the strongest candidate had given the party leader bad advice.
The comedian added that the DP lieutenant told Ruto that he (Jessy) was not popular in the area and did not know about the activities of the people and that Mwiti Kathaara was in the best position to win the ballot.
Vice President William Ruto (right) welcomes MC Jessy to UDA on Wednesday January 19, 2022.
“The individual the DP gave him lied and suggested that I was not popular in Meru. How? He also claimed that I could not speak the Meru dialect.
“I am fluent in the language and especially proficient in Igoji. I was born and raised there and actually went to school there, so how can I not speak the language?” he posed.
MC Jessy noted that the politician’s allegations informed Ruto’s decision to announce he had quit for Kathaara.
The comedian-turned-politician has revealed that the UDA presidential standard-bearer did not want to let him go empty and so offered him a job on the party’s national campaign team, which he later turned down.
He explained that although Ruto had good will for him, he did not want to work in the national government. Jessy added that he informed the DP that he was determined to serve the people of Imenti South.
“Ruto saw fit to help me since we have a very cordial relationship, and that’s when he offered me the job in the campaign team in Nairobi. I told him no because that my vision was to work for my people,” he said.
He added that although he had no conversation with the Kenya Kwanza boss from the time he resigned until his appointment to the presidential team, they met two days later during the holidays of Easter.
“When we met, he asked me to calm down and that he had seen that he had been lied to. I told him that I was going to continue my quest for an independent candidate, and he wished me well. better,” he added. added.
TUSEN.co.ke established from separate sources that Senator Meru Mithika Linturi was responsible for helping Ruto choose the county’s strongest UDA candidates – but was unavailable for comment at the time of this story’s publication.
The comedian made sensational claims that Kathaara was certain to lose the primaries and had to get the ticket by any means possible.
“Even the guy who got the ticket, paid for it because I know he bought it, had doubts that he would get it. He almost ran off to another party,” said alleged Jesse.
When asked if he still supported Ruto’s candidacy, he remained clear, saying he would support whoever forms the next government, be it Kenya Kwanza or Raila Odinga’s Azimio.