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Ruto: Polls to end politics of deceit

Thursday, March 31st, 2022 00:02 | By
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Deputy President William Ruto during a past rally. PHOTO/Courtesy

Deputy President William Ruto said yesterday the August 9 General Election will mark an end to political conmanship in the country.

He said some politicians have for a long time thrived on deceiving people. “Kenyans are now informed and will be voting for a leadership with a development track record,” he noted.

The Deputy President spoke yesterday during Kenya Kwanza rallies in Kitui and Machakos counties.  He asked Kenyans to rally behind Kenya Kwanza, saying it was the only political formation with a people-centred agenda.

Ruto said his competitors were only focused on changing the Constitution to create positions for a few leaders while Kenyans face high unemployment rates.

He said: “The greatest political and leadership problem in Kenya is that many leaders are out of touch with reality. They do not understand the real issues that affect the citizenry and that is why they think constitutional change is a priority.”

DP said Kenya Kwanza will prioritise changing the economy from trickle down to a bottom-up economic model.

 He was accompanied by MPs Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town), Vincent Musyoka (Mwala), Nimrod Mbai (Kitui East) Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki, UDA Chairman Johnson Muthama, Kitui gubernatorial aspirant Jonathan Mueke and a host of Ward Reps and candidates.

Kindiki warned Kenyans to be wary of politicians who only come to them when seeking votes.

He wondered why Raila abandoned his coalition partners when he went for the Handshake only to look for them months to the polls.

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