Deputy President William Ruto’s Presidential bid continue’s to draw various reactions from his supporters and critics.
Deputy President William Ruto is today easily the most talked about politician in the country, be they positive or negative sentiments — a title held for long by Mr Raila Odinga who in March agreed on a truce with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Ruto’s 2022 Presidential bid faces a number of hurdles that the DP will have to go through if he is to ever become the Commander in Chief.
Ruto’s has been accused of inflicting pain on himself trough various political blunders ever since he became DP in 2013.
He has even faced some opposition from his political backyard of the Rift Valley with leaders such as Alfred Keter and Joshua Kutuny initiating a revolt against the DP.
Ruto has now moved with speed and assured the Kalenjin community that his 2022 game plan is intact. Ruto has asked the community not to have any worries about the 2022 succession, assuring them that “it is well planned.”
The DP said the Jubilee political game-plan was intact and there was no cause for worry.
The DP said: “Hiyo maneno ingine ya hapo mbele tumepanga sawasawa…sasa msikuwe na wasiwasi.” [All our future plans are on course. Don’t worry.]
He called on leaders to avoid divisive politics. Ruto also used the opportunity to thank former Bomet governor Isaac Rutto for accepting to work with the Jubilee.
He said: “We have held talks with this man Isaac Rutto and you know he is my agemate…he has agreed to work with us on building unity of our people.”
The DP expressed his happiness at what he said was cordial working relations among the leaders from Bomet county.
While seemingly attacking the three Kalenjin MPs over their recent remarks with regard to maize prices, the DP told the residents to shun them as they were enemies of development and out to pursue self interests.
Without not naming names Ruto said: “While we are planning on development and asking Kenyans to diversify on crops there are some trying hard misleading them again.”
Ruto was speaking when he presided over a fundraiser in aid of Siongiroi Catholic Church at Holy family Girls’ School at Chepalungu in Bomet.
Do you think Ruto can unite the Kalenjins and get all their votes in one basket?