We Will Stop Your Reggae - DP Ruto Threatens to End BBI Rallies [VIDEO]

  • Deputy President William Ruto speaking at the Full Gospel Gatunduri Church in Embu on February 23, 2020.
    Deputy President William Ruto speaking at the Full Gospel Gatunduri Church in Embu on February 23, 2020.
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  • Deputy President William Ruto, on Sunday, February 23, vowed to 'stop Reggae' following the latest BBI rally held in Narok on Saturday.

    Speaking at the Full Gospel Gatunduri Church in Embu, the DP made it clear that the so-called Reggae movement -a term used by proponents of the BBI to define their seemingly unstoppable force, was divisive and needed to be stopped in its tracks.

    "If this story we are being told about 'Nobody Can Stop Reggae' is what we are seeing; the ethnicity that is being preached in BBI rallies and the ethnic profiling of communities, and the hate and campaign of one community against the other. If that is the Reggae they are talking about, my friend Reggae shall stop. We shall stop it,” he announced.

    Deputy President William Ruto pictured at the Full Gospel Gatunduri Church in Embu on February 23, 2020.
    Deputy President William Ruto pictured at the Full Gospel Gatunduri Church in Embu on February 23, 2020.
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    He then made it clear that the nation would not be held to a ransom by people he termed as non-believers

    “We are not going to be blackmailed or threatened or victimised by people who don’t believe in God,”  he stated.

    "Kenya is a God-fearing nation and we will not be cowed nor will we apologise for it. This country shall be governed according to God's will," he added.

    The deputy president was responding to fiery remarks by Narok Senator Ledama Olekina, who openly urged his said community to stand firm to protect their land and territory as leaders from the Maa community.

    “We are very hospitable, we have invited everybody to this meeting. We must stand firm to protect our land and territory,” he announced, going on to lament that the Maasai community has been marginalised for too long.

    Olekina added, “Are we children of a lesser God? Why have we become the target of everybody?” he posed.

    It was these particular remarks that elicited immediate responses from the DP and his allies, who made it clear that Kenya was a free country and that all Kenyans were free to move and do business anywhere in the country.

    The DP was accompanied by Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria, who announced that he was in the process of mobilizing Kenyans from all walks of life to reject the BBI, which he claimed was being used to fool the nation as the high and mighty of society secured lofty positions for themselves in the next government.

    Politicians allied to the DP had opted to steer clear of the Narok rally, going on to use their social media pages to terms it as a sham meant to divide the nation.

    “Brothers and sisters the BBI is a sham. It will leave Kenya more divided than ever before. It is quickly gaining momentum in balkanising our country and whipping up terrible tribal emotions,” Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika posted on her Twitter page.

    Here's the video of the DP speaking in Embu: