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Oscar Sudi: Why I have gone silent.

By Stanley Kimuge December 23rd, 2022 2 min read

Kapseret lawmaker Oscar Sudi has made a first public appearance in three months.

The controversial lawmaker elected to keep a low profile since weeks after the bruising August polls, with many Kenyans questioning his whereabouts.

On Thursday, the third term MP said he’d decided to take a break from the public until February but due to queries about his whereabouts, he’s come out publicly to assure his supporters that he is fine.

“Some hustlers have been asking why I’ve gone silent. Others have criticized me. But such criticism madeus form this government,” he explained.

The lawmaker made the remarks at annual Kimalel goat auction on Thursday where he accompanied President William Ruto.

In the run up to the August 2022 polls, the outspoken MP was known for holding pressers to throw political jabs on political critics of Dr Ruto.

Mr Sudi also used his social media platforms to hit out at those opposed to Dr Ruto’s presidential ambitions.

The legislator was one of harshest critics of Dr Ruto in run up to 2017 before joining ranks in 2018 and since then, he used every opportunity to defend the current head of state.

For several years, the MP has been facing court battles over forged academic certificates.

The courts are yet to make a ruling over the matter.

There have been reports that Sudi was forced to take political cover after he fell out with the powers that be soon after the polls.

Immediately President Ruto assumed office, Sudi was one of his closest allies and would accompany him to most of his local and international trips before he took a retreat.

During the annual goat auction, more than 2500 goats were sold during event with a single goat going for sh12,000.

President Ruto who presided the event bought 500 goats worth Sh6million while his deputy Rigathi Gachagua bought 100 goats.

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