Deputy President Ruto pleads for OKA principals backing

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 09:00 | By
Deputy President William Ruto addresses Wananchi of Bushili,Navakholo during a political rally in Bungoma County. Photo/DPPS

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Deputy President (DP) William Ruto yesterday renewed his appeal to One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula to back his presidential bid.

Speaking in Ndalu, Tongaren constituency, Ruto asked the duo to support his race for State House.

“I am asking Musalia and Wetang’ula to work with the Hustler Nation. This is the only way we can defeat Azimio La Umoja,” said Ruto, while warning that there was an elaborate plan to make Opposition leader Raila Odinga an imperial president. 

Ruto said the constitutional changes being instituted in Parliament are aimed at controlling the three independent arms of the Government. 

He added that a few wealthy individuals want to force Raila on Kenyans to continue safeguarding and protecting their wealth.

The DP said through that plan, Kenyans will remain at the mercy of the ruling class and will continue thriving on handouts. 

“This is why I ask Kenyans to support UDA leaders because we respect all Kenyans and their hustle,” said Ruto.

He castigated a few monied-individuals who met at a Nairobi hotel to decide who should be the next president.

“Will they make decisions on your behalf or you will decide who to elect? It is time you stopped such jokes and elect a person who will take care of your interests,” he stated.

He criticised Raila over his Sh6,000 stipend to youths instead of giving them knowledge to fend for themselves.

“Let a few wealthy individuals not impose an imperial President on you, he says that the first thing he will do if he is elected will be to change the Constitution, you must oppose it by electing a hustler who will offer employment to youths and change the country’s economy,” said Ruto. 

Ruto urged Kenyans to ignore the narrative that ‘Deep State’ will decide who becomes the country’s next president.

He assured voters that they are the ones who have the final say on who becomes the fifth president.

Deep-State narrative 

Speaking in Kakamega and Bungoma counties, Ruto said the narrative on the existence of ‘Deep State and System’ is a fallacy and should be dismissed.

“I am the Deputy President. I want to assure you that there is nothing like ‘Deep State and System’.

It’s voters who decide on their leaders from the grassroots to the presidency,” said Ruto.

He said there was no way 50 wealthy individuals can sit in Nairobi and decide on the nature of leaders that Kenya should have after this year’s elections. 

Present were MPs Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), Mwambu Mabonga (Bumula), John Waluke (Sirisia), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), Bungoma deputy governor Ngome Kibanani and former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale.

The DP addressed wananchi in Kona Mbaya, Ndalu, Mukhe, Maraka, Namblima, Butsotso and Ileho in Bungoma and Kakamega Counties.

He urged Kenyans to shun political arrangements based on tribal and regional parties. 

The DP said plans to change the Constitution to create positions for ruling elites was not a priority compared to i proving lives of millions Kenyans. 

The MPs said Raila has misused the western Kenya voting block only to forget them when he gets into power. 

Waluke described Defence Cabinet secretay Eugene Wamalwa as a selfish leader who was using the Luhya community for his personal gains.

Baraza said the cost of living has gone up since Raila joined Government through handshake.

“Raila has brought a lot of confusion in this country. Kenyans should reject him at the ballot because he is the project for the rich class,” said Baraza.

Washiali told the Luhya community to rally behind the leadership of Ruto, saying his development track record was clear.

Mabonga said Kenyans want someone for presidency who understands problems affecting ordinary citizens.

“Ruto is the only leader among the current crop of leaders who has the interest of ordinary citizens at heart,” said Mabonga.

Khalwale said Kenyans will make their own decisions on the nature of leaders to elect without being coerced. 

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