Schemes to return imperial presidency will flop, DP declares

Friday, January 7th, 2022 11:00 | By
Deputy President William Ruto addresses wananchi at a past event. Photo/DPPS
Deputy President William Ruto addresses wananchi at a past event. Photo/DPPS

Enock Amukhale and DPPS

Deputy President William Ruto yesterday claimed that some forces are plotting to reintroduce a powerful presidency through the backdoor.

Speaking in Vihiga county, Ruto said Kenyans voted overwhelmingly for the 2010 Constitution to, among others, get rid of the powerful presidency.

Speaking at various stopovers in the native county of ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ruto said he was not shaken by claims that the  so-called“Deep State” would influence the outcome of the August 9 elections.

“I am the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya and I know what Deep State or System is.

They cannot scare me with such propaganda. I will beat them they way I beat them in Msambweni, Kiambaa and Juja by-elctions,” said Ruto.

The DP vowed to protect his votes saying those who are planning to rig him out were wasting their time.

“Some few rich people, out of arrogance think that they can sit in a certain hotel in Nairobi and appoint their puppet president to run the affairs of our nation and protect their interests and wealth,” said Ruto.

He said Kenyans were now more enlightened and want a government that can transform their lives.

“Kenyans are eager to vote for leaders who have plans and agenda that can transform the lives of ordinary people,” Ruto said. 

“Voters want a servant president who will listen to them and solve their problems unlike a puppet who will worship his masters,” he added.

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