The Deputy President William Ruto on Friday warned politicians against engaging in divisive politics and fanning tribal animosity.
Speaking in Sugoi where he met clergymen, Ruto reiterated that those found culpable of hate speech should face the wrath of the law. He asked the church leaders to preach peace and harmony even as the building bridges initiative takes its course.
“I want to commit to you in front of all these men of God that the political class, me being at the front give undertaking that there will be no negative political ethnicity,” said Ruto.
He committed that he is ready to do anything to ensure that ethnic conflicts don't reoccur in the country.
The DP further affirmed that Kenya needed peace amongst its diverse political landscape, religion, and social fabrics.
Dp Ruto’s cautionary speech came in the hot heels of 2022 succession politics that have escalated tension in the country, thus instilling fear in some parts of the country ahead of a political showdown.
The second in command is eyeing the top seat in 2022 when his boss Uhuru Kenyatta's tenure ends. This has created tension in the ruling Jubilee party which has seen leaders including former vice chair David Murathe unleashing provocative statements alluding to possible break-aways.
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