Deputy President William Ruto has found himself on the receiving end of brutal trolls from the Twitter army after announcing that he is more than ready to face Raila Odinga in the 2022 race.
Exhibiting total confidence, Ruto who was speaking on Sunday at Full Gospel Church in Timau, Meru County, said he does not fear running against the ODM boss since he had prepared himself for the same.
“I have heard that the vitendawili man (riddles man) wants to run against me in 2022. I want to assure him that I have heard him loud and clear if that was his intentions. I do not have any problem competing with him, but he must first tell and assure Kenyans that in case of a defeat, he will accept the decision of the Kenyan voters,” said Ruto
I am ready for you come 2022 but first, you must assure Kenyans that you will accept defeat – DP Ruto tells Raila pic.twitter.com/fwZhbZjzwT
— Daily Nation (@dailynation) August 18, 2019
His sentiments did not go down well with a section of Kenyans who described Ruto as a man full of pride and arrogance.
Some reminded the Deputy President that the ‘system’ was not going to favour him in 2022 just like it did in 2017 with others jokingly reminding him that Raila (who according to them is in government) is going to ensure that all systems in place are used for their own good.
Here are some of the comments from Facebook and Twitter:
Sometimes People Would Really Like to Help You But Your …. "BEHAVIOUR" . pic.twitter.com/E24s2HTQmT
— Mulela (@MulelaSammy) August 18, 2019
Ann Wekesa So you automatically know that you will win the coming election,ed its must you will reach 2022,your God must be apromising one,everyone must worship him,if its one God we worship all of us,my friends some of the people could not have died but live forever, be humble
Ken Atulo Ruto should be consulting Uhuru before making a decision about raila how do you abuse your co wife in public and you don’t know what they talk with your husband
Do you remember how he humbled himself during Laboso's funeral? Well, it didn't take long for him to show his true colours. Why refer to someone as 'yule jamaa wa vitendawili?' Anyway, it is as if I was expecting anything better from him. The bitterness in him is endemic…
— John Ogola (@jjogola) August 18, 2019
Bobby Paul Mr. Rutto sins of 2013 and 2017 won’t replicate in 2022! You can even die before 2022 but more important this coming election will be contested on a total different dispensation. There will be no NIS to defile the server, there will no Chris Musando, there will be no chiloba….
We used to accuse Baba of putting the country on a campaign mode immediately after elections. Now the same people accusing him have perpetually talked about 2022 even before we were in 2017!
— Kiragu Maina (@Kiragu_rm) August 18, 2019
Larry Mulwa Jnr See yourself! This man is very gullible! Raila Odinga just pressing a button to see if you will dance to it! Amazingly you fall to his tactics! He will be watching news tonight and seen the ….in you! Already clarified his statement as misquoted! But there you are dancing to his tune😂😂😂😂
Watch out. Your opponent may turn out to be Kalonzo. How? If somebody bribes your 2-3 million supporters in Central/Mt Kenya to desert you at the last minute & vote for him. So, Kalonzo would get 4.5m Central & diaspora + 2.5 Kamba & diaspora. Total = 7m. Raila = 5m. And you = 6m
— Ephraim keyombe Majani (@EphraimMajani) August 18, 2019
For first, there has never been fair elections for one to concede. If Ruto doesn't know, may the system be against him in 2022 and the reality shall dawn on him.
— Omar Kakumu (@KakumuOmar) August 18, 2019
That's why I don't see the dams, stadia etc pic.twitter.com/ilqiKhjQnR
— Kelvin Senior (@kelvz021) August 18, 2019