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Former MP Swarup Mishra pleads with Ruto to give him government job

By Kevin Cheruiyot September 22nd, 2023 2 min read

Former Kesses Member of Parliament Dr Swarup Mishra has said he is ready to serve in any capacity in the Kenya Kwanza government if President William Ruto offers him a job.

Dr Mishra, who recently joined President Ruto’s UDA party, said given the opportunity, he will serve with total commitment.

“I pledge my wholehearted commitment to President Ruto, his vision for Kenya, and I am prepared to serve in any capacity to ensure the realization of this vision,” Dr Mishra said in a letter.

Dr Mishra also expressed his unwavering confidence and trust in the current regime.

“President Ruto has shown remarkable leadership, exemplified by his unyielding commitment to repositioning Kenya as Africa’s economic bellwether.”

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The former legislator, who lost his seat in last year’s election, has been attempting to mend the broken relationship with the President, whom he opposed during the campaigns.

During the last elections, Dr Mishra ran as an independent candidate but lost to Julius Ruto, who ran on a UDA ticket.

Former Kesses MP Swarup Mishra attends a press briefing at UDA Plaza in Nairobi on May 17, 2023 when he defected to the UDA party. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL

During his term as MP, Mishra’s close relationship with the residents saw him being nicknamed Arap Mishra Kiprop.

At the same time, the former MP said the President’s engagement with other leaders will place Kenya on the global stage as the premier investment destination, a move that he termed as commendable.

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“President Ruto has emerged as a key global advocate for the climate change agenda. His strategies and initiatives in this regard position Kenya as a leader in global efforts to combat climate change,” he said.

Dr Mishra said that at a time when the world is grappling with economic downturns, President Ruto’s governance and policies have served as a beacon of hope, providing a pathway towards resilience and prosperity.

“I am profoundly convinced that under his leadership, Kenya will experience an era of unprecedented growth and transformation,” Dr Mishra said, adding that President Ruto will be remembered as Kenya’s best president since independence.

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