Deputy President William Ruto has announced the incorporation of Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya as one of the principals in the Kenya Kwanza alliance.
The deputy president commended Governor Mvurya’s commitment and work for Kwale residents saying his track record in the county affairs had bought him a place at the decision-making table.
Speaking in Kinarini, Kwale County, during the Kenya Kwanza rally on Saturday, the DP said Mvurya would join Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford-Kenya’s Moses Wetangula and Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua at the main table of the Kenya Kwanza coalition.
“Kazi ile ndugu yetu Salim Mvurya amefanya katika sehemu ya Kwale, inaonekana Kenya mzima. Ako na record ya utendakazi ambayo sehemu zingine za Kenya wanatamani na wanataka kusoma kutoka kwenu watu wa Kwale,” he said.
“This gentlemen Salim Mvurya has earned a place at the national table because of the performance he has demonstrated in the Kwale County.”
DP Ruto went forth to seek the approval of the residents so that they would willingly approve the decision to have their county boss join national politics.
“Kwa sababu ya rekodi ameweka, si jamani mtatupatia kama Kenya Kwanza Mvurya? Si mtatupatia aketi na Wetangula, Musalia, Gachagua, na mimi na wengine ndio tupange serikali pamoja tupange kazi na yeye kuendelea mbele?” Ruto posed as the crowd approved.
The DP continued to drum up support for his bottom-up economic model as he urged the people to unite together to elect leaders who had their interests at heart.
“Waswahili wanasema umoja ni nguvu; ndio maana tumesimama pamoja zaidi ya wabunge mia moja na themanini. 180 MPs have united to say they want to build a united country,” he said.
The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party boss slammed his political rivals at the same time, accusing the State of plotting to impose a leader on Kenyans by pushing the proposed Elections Amendment Bill 2022.
Kenya Kwanza allies accompanying him also took a swipe at the Bill saying it is meant to curtail freedom of information
They claimed that the Bill sought to endorse a project to the Kenyan people come August.
“People of Kenya cannot elect a project; they will elect leaders who have a track record. It does not matter where the project is coming from,” Ruto said.
Similarly the second-in-command affirmed of soon-to-be victory for Kenya Kwanza saying the coalition would forge a leader who would deliver people from oppressive governance.
“Wacheni wivu, hii kiburi yenu na madharau tutaizima mwaka huu,” he told his opponents.
Sourced from Citizen digital