DP Ruto talks tough as impeachment debate drags on
Deputy President William Ruto has asked Kenyans to shun tribal politics saying it is outdated.
“Political competition should not be between tribes; it should be about who can perform better than the other,” he said.
He was speaking on Friday in Bahati constituency during a memorial for victims of the Ethiopian Airline crash.
On his part, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui faulted the Opposition for initiating talks of impeaching the DP
“Our development is dependent on the utterances leaders make. A toxic political environment will inhibit our development, especially the implementation of the Big Four agenda,” said Governor Kinyanjui.
He further urged Kenyans to focus on the governments development agenda and unity for the betterment of the country.
“We are not ready to pursue any route that would sow division in the society. Our focus is to bring Kenyans together, and address their needs,” he added.
Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu echoed the sentiments of his counterpart saying Kenyans are still reeling from the effects of the 2017 elections.
According to him, “any efforts to turn plunge it into another political mood” will not be supported.
“Jubilee will not be led into the trap of the opposition of perpetual politics and empty promises to wananchi,” he said.
Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri also urged leaders to preach unity among Kenyans.
Ngunjiri said MPs added that they would rally themselves in opposing calls for the impeachment of Dr Ruto, adding that the move is aimed at disintegrating the government.
“The goal behind the impeachment is to create power vacuum so that the perpetual vote losers can gain power. But they must know that that is an exercise in futility,” he said.
The Bahati MP noted that Jubilee party has full confidence in its top leadership: President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy Dr. Ruto.
Other MPs in attendance were Charles Gimose (Hamisi), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), Ben Washiali (Mumias East) and Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani).