Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa has dismissed claims that he was among Trans Nzoia leaders who skipped Deputy President William Ruto’s visit to Kitale on Friday.
Speaking to Northrift News, Wamalwa said he is currently on an official parliamentary visit to Kigali, Rwanda.
“I am part of a parliamentary accountability committees delegation on an official visit to Rwanda, so the claim that I snubbed DP Ruto’s event is not true,”said Wamalwa.
The lawmaker said he respects the Deputy President and lauded him for his various activities in support of the Church.
“If I was in the country I would have attended the event because I respect the Deputy President and I am also a Christian who believes in uplifting the work of the Church and a friend to PEFA and Bishop Thiong’o(Samuel),”said Wamalwa.
Wamalwa said his Saboti Counterpart Caleb Amisi delivered his apologies during the event.
The vocal lawmaker, who is seen as a frontrunner for the gubernatorial seat, also pointed out that he is ready to work with leaders across the political divide in his quest for the top county seat.
Wamalwa has in the recent past become among key allies of DP Ruto, in major political realignments ahead of the 2022 elections.