KOT reacts as MC Jessy’s dumps Ruto’s party
Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) have shared varied reactions following MC Jessy’s move to severe ranks with Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) political outfit.
The popular comedian, born Jasper Muthoni, made the announcement on Monday, days after Ruto announced he’d handed a direct ticket for the Imenti South seat to his opponent.
The comedian has also turned down the job offer to work at the DP’s presidential secretariat and instead announced he will contest the seat as an Independent candidate.
“MC Jessy will join the presidential campaign team after postponing his parliamentary bid in favour of Mwiti Kathaara for the South Imenti Seat,” tweeted Ruto at the time.
“Sent like an arrow from a mighty man’s hand. We keep going,” MC Jessy wrote on his socials.
MC Jessy will win the South Imenti parliamentary seat.
— Substone Osoro (@osorojnr_) April 18, 2022
MC Jessy will regret his independent choice.
— A_rap liMo (@_limo39) April 19, 2022
MC Jessy, Has told those "hatupangwingwi" UDA choir members to look for a comedian like Njugush to entertain DP Ruto in his presidential campaign rallies , He wasn't joking when he said he wants to run for South Imenti MP seat ,He has ditched Udaku, independent he is! 😂💥🔨
— Frank Mtetezi (ʙᴀꜰ)🗨️🇰🇪 (@FrankMtetezi) April 18, 2022
MC Jessy is just the first among hundreds of unhappy UDA aspirants who are about to ditch UDA to run as independent candidates.
— Karen Wanjiku HSC (@WanjikuHSC) April 18, 2022
Their exist nothing like joining UDA presidential campaign team. It's a PR scam. Ask political novice MC Jessy !
— Bogonko (@silasbogonko) April 18, 2022
MC Jessy you have all what it take to reach your destiny. Keep fighting bro!!
— Davis Ruto, HSC (@SenatorRuto) April 18, 2022
Mc Jessy will be the biggest shame if he does all these theatrics and still loses the South Imenti seat after going independent. pic.twitter.com/4wllPabysS
— Blogger Wangeci (@Roselyn_Ngeci) April 19, 2022
Comedy ain't politics for you bwana MC Jessy 😂😂😂😂 South Imenti people are enjoying this Ruto false agreement. This guy shook hands smiling in Karen,took his millions and joined Ruto's campaign alafu sahi amerudi tena with independent 😜. Another Sonko in waiting. Nonsense pic.twitter.com/ub2Dlzvc68
— Judy Wawira (@Judychelsea2009) April 18, 2022
MC Jessy is chasing relevance. Anyway, jokes are accepted because they offer comic relief in heightened politics. All the best MC Jessy some of Meru.
— Kawangware Finest™️ (Moturi) 🇰🇪 (@cbs_ke) April 18, 2022
Mc Jessy going all ham is the energy youths are supposed to have. Love yours
— Collin Ojema (@CollinOjema) April 18, 2022
Men should practice to be firm on the negotiation table especially where critical decisions are made. Cc MC Jessy
— Richard Samba 🇰🇪 (@shaabanRichard) April 19, 2022
"MC Jessy" will wish He took Rutos Deal 💯
— Heisenberg (@DrJuma_M) April 18, 2022
— @KenyanPrinces (@Antone78305017) April 18, 2022
Despite disagreeing with the DP, MC Jessy thanked him for his counsel and pledged his support.
“Thank you my Boss HE The Deputy President Dr William Ruto for your counsel, my support for you remains intact!” he added.
MC Jessy was initially to vie for the constituency seat on a Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi-led Development Empowerment Party (DEP) popularly known as ‘Mbus’ before joining United Democratic Alliance (UDA)
“It’s now clear where the vision is heading. After many days of consultative meetings with my South Imenti people, I have officially been invited to join UDA. The groundwork that has been done has finally landed on the side of the winning team,” he posted on his social media pages after meeting DP Ruto in January 2022.