Ruto said it’s regrettable that the same people who he campaigned with in the past elections are now pushing for Raila, who was their opponent back then, after attending a church service in Kirinyaga.
“In 2013 and 2017, we traveled around the country with President Uhuru Kenyatta and all of those leaders, and we won both times.” What has happened to us that after mobilizing millions of votes in those elections, we don’t have somebody to lead us now, to the point where Raila has been brought in as an alternative leader?” He pretended to be something.
Ruto claimed that he was the only one who stood by President Uhuru during his time of need, and that the two of them have worked together on a number of development initiatives across the country.
“It’s sad and deceitful for leaders to persuade you to support Raila today when they told you how bad he was five years ago,” he remarked.
Ruto launched a bare-knuckle attack on Raila during his visit to Kisumu, alleging the ODM Party Leader was orchestrating the mayhem against him and that no one can trust him with leadership.
“We must remain united like 2013 and 2017,” he stated. “You should not accept being duped by the same people who told you Raila was bad in 2013 and 2017,” he added.
He emphasized that the UDA party primaries will be free and fair, and he urged Kirinyaga leaders to promote peace and refrain from using youngsters to perpetrate violence against their opponents.
DP Ruto stated that if elected next year, he will focus on reforming the economy rather than amending the constitution in order to increase government roles.
“The goal for next year is to invest Ksh 100 billion in housing, manufacturing, agro-processing, and value addition to create jobs for our youth.” “They are our country’s most valuable resource,” he remarked.
Governor Ann Waiguru, who is running for re-election on a UDA ticket, has stated that Kirinyaga is united behind DP Ruto’s presidential ambition in 2022, and that they would not be intimidated or threatened.