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Ruto speaks on 2022 amid rising political temperatures

Tim Nyabande
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A file photo of Deputy President William Ruto. [Source/DPPS]

Deputy President William Ruto has finally spoken on the 2022 politics amid the rising political temperatures in the country.

Speaking in Sugoi on Friday when he held a meeting with religious leaders, the DP said the country is bigger than any individual.

The Jubilee deputy party leader said that the unity of Kenyans come first and should not be threatened by whoever wins or loses the 2022 poll.

He warned politicians making incitement utterances that action will be taken.

“We do not have a place for this kind retrogressive politics. Leaders must seek to further harmony, togetherness and development in Kenya,” the DP said.

Ruto spoke amid rising political temperatures started by his allies Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri who accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of neglecting his supporters in terms of development.

Remarks by the two legislators saw groups of politicians hold press briefings to castigate them.

Amid reports of fears of possible tribal skirmishes in Likia, Njoro, where two communities accuse each other of attacks, the DP said Kenyans learned hard lessons in the past.

“We have a past, which we have many lessons to draw from. We all have the duty of building bridges that would unite Kenya. We will never allow the political class to take back Kenya to instability,”  Ruto said.

The DP has also been on the receiving end from a section of politicians and party honchos such as the immediate former Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe who claim Ruto is unfit to be elected president.

While resigning from his position, Murathe said he had made the decision as he cannot sit together at the National Executive Council meeting of the party with an individual he seeks to block his bid at Kenya’s apex court.

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