RUTO, KALONZO, MAKUENI, JAN 22- DPPS
Deputy President William Ruto has appealed to former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka to consider joining hands with the Hustler Movement.
Dr Ruto said the Hustler Movement has a people-centered development agenda that will address the various challenges facing Kenyans.
The Deputy President said Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s development track record was unclear despite serving in previous governments and in senior positions.
“Mr Kalonzo Musyoka and I have a lot in common. That’s why we should team up to form the next government,” said Dr Ruto.
Speaking in Makueni County on Saturday, Dr Ruto urged Ukambani residents to encourage Mr Musyoka to join the winning team.
Dr Ruto asked Mr Musyoka and his supporters not to fall prey to those banking on tribal political parties to divide the country to advance their political agenda.
“Do not accept to be divided into tribal political parties. Let’s join a national political party that has the capacity to form the government and address challenges facing ordinary citizens,” he said.
The Deputy President noted that he has teamed up with over 160 MPs with the objective of uniting Kenyans to confront the country’s challenges.
He was accompanied by MPs Victor Munyaka (Machakos Township), Aden Duale (Garissa Township), former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama and former Cabinet minister Gideon Ndambuki.
His Sentiments were echoed by Mr Duale who urged Mr Musyoka to work with UDA to unite the country.
The former Majority leader said Mr Odinga does not have an agenda for the country and was only banking on Government support to ascend to the presidency.
“We want our elder brother Mr Musyoka to join us and ditch the former Prime minister because he has become a government puppet,” said Mr Duale.
Mr Muthama said Mr Odinga was a selfish leader who has neglected Ukambani residents despite overwhelming support over the years.
“In 2013 and 2017, Mr Odinga led us in rejecting election results causing violence that led to many deaths and injuries. He later joined the Government and left us behind,” said Mr Muthama.
Mr Munyaka said Dr Ruto has demonstrated to the people of Ukambani that he was ready to work with them to transform the region and the country in general.
Mr Ndambuki appealed to Ukambani leaders not to make the same mistake they did in 2013 of blindly supporting Mr Odinga who later abandoned them.
“We had an agreement of cooperation with Dr Ruto in 2013 that would have seen us be in Government. However, we abandoned that deal and followed Mr Odinga who later abandoned us,” said Mr Ndambuki.