‘I will not be distracted by opposition’ – Ruto
President William Ruto said his government will remain focused on service delivery even as the opposition plans countrywide protests.
Speaking at Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) Karen on Sunday, November 27, 2022, Ruto insisted that the government was keen on fulfilling its pre-election pledges to Kenyans
He noted that the opposition was doing its job as the government does its job as well.
"My deputy has said there is a bit of noise, but you know everybody is doing their job. I think the opposition is doing their job, as executive we will do our job, the judiciary will equally do their job. But as the Bible says, all works well for the good of those who trust in Jesus, I am sure that all these will work well,” Ruto said.
“The building of the wall by Nehemiah continued even as Sanballat and Tobias were talking. So, never mind Sanballat let us focus,” he added.
Ruto's sentiment came after Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance announced countrywide rallies to protest a plot to kick out four embattled Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners from office.
Addressing members of the press on Sunday, November 27, Azimio leader Raila Odinga said the consultative rallies will offer the public a platform to express their views on four petitions seeking the removal of the four commissioners from office over their conduct during the August general election.
Raila, who maintained that his victory was stolen, claimed the four petitions before Parliament were sponsored by the Kenya Kwanza administration to send the four commissioners home, in a wider scheme to aimed at influencing the outcome of the 2027 elections.
He said the first rally will be held at Kamukunji Grounds in Nairobi on Wednesday, November 30, before being extended to other counties across the country.
Azimio termed the ongoing petition before the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) of the National Assembly on the removal of the four electoral commissioners as a political witch-hunt.
Raila said the ongoing probe is a revenge mission by the Kenya Kwanza administration against dissenting IEBC Deputy Chairperson Juliana Cherera and commissioners Francis Mathenge, Irene Masit, and Justus Nyang’aya for expressing reservations over the process that saw Ruto elected as Kenya’s 5th President.