BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH AUG,2021-Deputy President William Ruto has exuded confidence in trouncing his opponents in next year’s general election despite their attempts to gang up against him.
Ruto says their new-found unity One Kenya Alliance bringing together his political rivals ODM leader Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) and Gideon Moi (Kanu) will not stop his ascension to the Presidency.
Ruto says next year’s general election will have a framed contest of economic empowerment claiming his bottom-up approach is the silver bullet.
The DP while responding to calls for political unity and stability, argued that it can only be meaningful if it is not about leaders sharing power.
Speaking at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Dagoretti North where he attended a church service, Ruto said stability and unity of a nation are built on a platform where every citizen can be the best that they can be.
He reiterated that the country’s priority should not be how some leaders plan to share power after elections, but how an economic revolution can be created to enable the people to create more jobs and opportunities.
THIS IS A NEW PATH THAT WILL RID KENYA OF THE POLITICS OF LEADERS, POSITIONS AND POWER TO ONE THAT FOSTERS THE EMPOWERMENT OF MILLIONS OF ORDINARY KENYANS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WEALTH PYRAMID. PIC.TWITTER.COM/W9SBKTTUMF
— WILLIAM SAMOEI RUTO, PHD (@WILLIAMSRUTO) AUGUST 15, 2021
His remarks come hours after ODM leader, Raila Odinga, tweeted that Kenyans need to give more attention to the role of political unity and stability because it plays a vital role in growing an economy.
Meanwhile, a section of leaders from Mt Kenya region have dismissed efforts by three party leaders from the region to negotiate from outside the DP’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
This comes days after NARC Kenya Party leader, Martha Karua, The Service Party leader, Mwangi Kiunjuri and Chama Cha Kazi party leader, Moses Kuria unveiled an inter-party league to canvas the interests of Mt Kenya region ahead of the 2022 general election.
Led by Laikipia Senator John Kinyua the Mt Kenya leaders dismissed Karua as a political broker, saying that her intention was to act as a negotiator with the Deputy President on behalf of the people of Mt Kenya.