Deputy President William Ruto has now stated that the nearly 8 million voters who voted in three elections for the Uhuruto duo have not run out of options to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, to the point of endorsing a former opposition leader.
He said that claims that none of the leaders who helped form the Jubilee Party were capable of succeeding President Kenyatta were illogical.
The Deputy President who appeared to be referring to an ODM leader Raila Odinga 2022 candidature was speaking in Kigumo on Sunday as kicked off a three-day, vote-hunting tour across Central Kenya.
“We organized ourselves and formed Government in 2013 and 2017. We have not run out of ideas to the point of supporting an Opposition candidate,” he said.
During the same stop-over in Kigumo, the deputy resident said he is on a mission to bring Kenyans together, irrespective of their backgrounds.
He said he was working with like-minded leaders to implement the bottom-up economic model that will address the challenges facing ordinary citizens.
“Our prayer is that we engage in politics that will unite Kenyans. We should not accept to be divided along tribal political formations,” said Ruto.
He was accompanied to his trip on Sunday, by among other leaders: Alice Wahome (Kandara), Irungu Kangata (Muranga), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), James Gakuya (Embakasi North), Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu) and UDA Secretary-General Veronica Maina
The allied MPs seized the chance to drum up support for DP Ruto who has already made the intention to run for Kenya’s top job clear.
The MPs said Ruto stood with President Kenyatta irrespective of circumstances, adding that they will now firmly rally behind him as he seeks to succeed his boss whose tenure next year.
By Citizen Digital