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Justina Wamae Sends Message To Ruto After Supreme Court Ruling

Justina Wamae was the runningmate to to George Wajackoyah of the Roots Party

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Former Roots party presidential running mate, Justina Wamae, has come out to once again plead for a state appointment from newly elected President, William Ruto.

In a statement issued on Monday, September 5, Wamae urged Ruto to consider him while planning his government.

“Justina Wamae is humbled, thank you Mr. President William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua. The Bible says, speak the truth, my truth is begging for a job. Am ready to serve,” she wrote.

Justina’s statement came hours after the Supreme Court unanimously upheld William Ruto’s Victory as President-elect on Monday, September 5.

Wamae went ahead to congratulate Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua following the nullification of Raila Odinga’s petition.

“Once again congratulations President-Elect and Deputy President-Elect. I have been vindicated. Even if they decided to kick me out of Roots party, we have already burned trees,” she stated.

A few days after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Ruto as the President-elect, Wamae had expressed interest in serving as a Cabinet Secretary in Ruto’s administration.

Ruto will be sworn-in on Tuesday, September 13, and is expected to announce his cabinet and make a string of state appointments shortly after.

Justina Fallout With George Wajackoyah

Justina Wamae had previously had a bitter split and public spat with her former Party Leader Prof. George Wajackoyah.

She had accused her party leader of being a project after Wajackoyah was captured on video campaigning for Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga. 

After the emergence of the said videos, Justina came out, noting that if it was indeed true that her party leader had decided to support Azimio, she was ready to support the contrary, indicative of joining William Ruto’s camp.

Their contradicting opinions would eventually spill over to social media exchanges following disciplinary summons to her, which she ignored but later indicated that she would attend.

Eventually, Prof. Wajackoyah would move to replace Justina from the party’s top leadership.

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