Reducing Unga prices won’t win Raila presidency – Ruto
Deputy President William Ruto has stated that the government's move to lower the price of Unga is insignificant and will not add votes to the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance basket.
Speaking at Kitengela and Namanga respectively where he led the Kenya Kwanza allied leaders to woo voters, Ruto said lowering Unga prices after people have suffered for way too long is an assault Kenyans cannot appreciate.
He termed the move as a delayed political tactic by Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga to woo Kenyan voters. The Kenya Kwanza flagbearer said the initiative will not win Azimio any political support.
He questioned why the former premier failed to influence the move early enough before subjecting Kenyans to suffering.
Instead, the DP claimed that the country's economy deteriorated after Raila's handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta leading to a high cost of living.
"Reducing the cost of Unga as a political measure to win Kenyans is a move that is too late. Where was Raila when Kenyans were suffering? Kenyans cannot be taken for a ride through such an untimely move. The high cost of living challenges began immediately after the handshake and Kenyans know that, "Ruto claimed.
He said the high cost of fertilizer has taken a toll on farmers it is only the Kenya Kwanza government that has the capacity and measures to redeem the country's economy.
"Fertilize prices have increased from Ksh 2,000 up to 7,0000 courtesy of handshake politics," Ruto further claimed.
The DP who drummed up support for UDA candidates seeking elective positions in Kajiado further said the Jubilee administration delivered a bag of goodies to residents and in return, the Maa people and Kajiado at large should vote for him and his team.
He was accompanied by his deputy Rigathi Gachagua, Musalia Mudavadi(ANC), Moses Wetangula(Ford Kenya) and Moses Kuria (Chama Cha Kazi).