Leaders allied to President uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga have called out Deputy President William Ruto for what they term as consistently disrespecting the president and for failing in his role as the president’s principal assistant.
The leaders who campaigned for the Azimio la Umoja movement in Busia County said Ruto is unsuitable to lead the country saying the DP has displayed wrong qualities.
In the absence of ODM leader Raila Odinga – Azimio leaders led by Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa led teams in campaigns in parts of the Western Kenya region.
The Azimio campaigns kicked off in Teso North Constituency before moving to a rally at the Busia stadium in the border town.
The leaders trained their guns on Deputy President William Ruto accusing him of failing in his office by abandoning the president and resorting to succession politics.
“Kuna wale walichjaguliwa..Lakini badala ya kufanya kazi wakaanza kutangatanga badala ya kufanyia wakenya kazi…,” said Sabina Chege.
Suna East MP Junet Mohamed said: “Tuko na deputy president amepewa kazi amekataa kufamya sasa kazi yake ni kuzurura tu…”
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho said: “Ruto si size ya baba… Ruto kabla umfikie baba utatufikia kwanza sisi…”
Ruto came under fire for his opposition to various government projects includiing the new Competency Based Curriculum that Kenya kwanza says it will scrap if it wins the election.
“Yeye amekuwa kwa cabinet CBC ikipitishwa mbona sahi ndiio anasema ati anataka itolewe…
The Azimio leaders now say President Uhuru Kenyatta’s deputy other than criticising government projects, has resorted to unrealistic promises in his campaigns that they are now warning kenyans not to heed the call.
“Baba yeye akisema atatimiza kitu atatimiza… Si alileta Devolution lakini Ruto tutamuimbia ile wimbo inasema promise after promise…,” said Joho.
The Azimio western campaigns which came to a close on Saturday sought to safeguard the Western vote in Azimio favor and reverse the gains made by DP Ruto in his Western campaigns.