'Ata ukiwa na pesa namna gani, kura yako ni moja tu!' DP Ruto tells off competitors

'Ata ukiwa na pesa namna gani, kura yako ni moja tu!' DP Ruto tells off competitors

DP William Ruto addresses a rally in Bungoma County on January 7, 2022. PHOTO | COURTESY

  • DP Ruto singled out ODM leader Raila Odinga whom he alleged is leading a socio-economic class of the rich.
  • The DP spoke at a rally in Ekitale, Bungoma County, on Friday as he wooed voters to subscribe to his bottom-up agenda.
  • He emphasized that the role of electing leaders in Kenya lay in the hands of citizens and he would not be intimidated.

Deputy President William Ruto has persisted in his attacks against his political rivals in the run up to the August presidential election showdown.

DP Ruto singled out Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga whom he alleged is leading a socio-economic class of the rich hence does not represent the interests of all Kenyans.

The deputy president was speaking at a rally in Ekitale, Bungoma County, on Friday as he wooed voters to subscribe to his bottom-up agenda.

He emphasized that the role of electing leaders in Kenya lay in the hands of citizens and he would not be intimidated by mysterious figures lurking in the shadows, or the ‘deep state’ as he referred to them, threatening to frustrate his victory.

“Ati mabwanyenye sababu wako na pesa, ati wamepanga interview ili kutupangia nani atakuwa rais wetu wa Kenya,” Ruto stated.

“Ata kama uko na pesa bilioni ngapi kwa account yako, kura yako ni moja kama ya mama mboga hapa Etale. Kwani iko mtu ako na kura mbili?”

The DP urged area residents to reject leaders imposed on them, cautioning that if they did not heed to his warning then they would end up frustated.

“Mnajua tusipojipanga, kuna wengine watatupanga; mmesikia ati juzi kuna watu hamsini walienda kuketi kwa mkahawa ingine inaitwa Safari Park ili wachague rais?” He posed.

“Tusipokomesha hawa watu wa kiburi na madharau, mwisho watakuja kutuambia tuwape bibi zetu watuzalie watoto.”

He consequently advocated for politicians to focus on development politics and called on residents to weigh candidates according to their track record.

“Nyinyi mtapatia kura yenu mtu ambaye kazi yake inaonekana ama mtapea mtu kura kwa sababu ya porojo; mara tibim na tialala? Ama mtapatia hustler?” Ruto posed.

While emphasizing the need for inclusivity, the DP criticized Odinga whom he termed a project of the State and a section of the nation’s wealthy class seeking to impose a president who would protect their interests.

“Hii Kenya si ya watu wachache, hii Kenya ni ya sisi sote. Mwaka huu watajua hawajui. Wamemwambia huyo mtu wa kitendawili abadilishe katiba atengeneze rais pepari kushughulikia maslahi ya wachache,” he said.

DP Ruto at the same time sold his bottom-up economic agenda which he said would solve the unemployment crisis in the country and propel the economy to the next level.

The DP exuded confidence that he would clinch the country’s top seat despite opposition from the so-called deep state, promising to silence their bullish nature at the ballot.

“Mwaka huu tutakomesha ukabila, kiburi na madharau,” Ruto stated.

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