Ruto Opens Up on Working With Raila in 2022

  • Deputy President WIlliam Ruto at his Karen residence's office in Nairobi
    Deputy President WIlliam Ruto at his Karen residence's office in Nairobi
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  • Deputy President William Ruto, in an interview with Radio Citizen on Thursday, March 25, revealed that he was ready to work with ODM leader and rival Raila Odinga as long as they share economical goals.

    Ruto pointed out that he and Raila have almost similar goals, all of which are aimed at uplifting the country.

    “The former Prime Minister and I read from the same script on the need to have political parties that have a national outlook,” he said

    Ruto accused political leaders of conducting ethnic-based politics. He added that Raila and himself were pushing political outfits which can be embraced nationally.

    DP William Ruto at a boda boda event in Kiambu County on Friday, January 12, 2021.
    DP William Ruto at a boda boda event in Kiambu County on Friday, January 12, 2021.
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    “We have seen many leaders go back to their tribesmen, from political parties to bargain a pre-or post-election alliance. We need political parties that transcend the borders of ethnicity,” Ruto said.

    The DP also mentioned Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi, Kanu’s Gideon Moi, and Ford-Kenya’s Moses Wetang'ula, terming their parties tribal outfits that lack any philosophical, ideological, and policy underpinnings.

    He also revealed that the United Democratic Alliance(UDA) is his backup plan as his fate in jubilee remains unknown. Ruto claimed that Jubilee has been turned into a tribal grouping.

    According to Ruto, there are unnamed individuals within the jubilee party who are working tirelessly to frustrate him and his allies.

    These same people he claims orchestrated the removal of Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen as Senate Majority Leader and his Nakuru counterpart Susan Kihika as Senate Majority Whip.

    Speaking on the call to impeach and remove him as Jubilee Party Deputy Party Leader, the DP termed the mooted move a greedy motive that is aimed at derailing the country.

    On Monday, March 22, the DP held a crisis meeting with his allies over a looming fallout and rebellion within his camp. 

    Insiders said that the DP learned of a planned mass defection of MPs and Senators allied to him and a possible collapse of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA). 

    Deputy President William Ruto in a meeting with de-whipped Jubilee legislators in Nairobi on June 18, 2020
    Deputy President William Ruto in a meeting with de-whipped Jubilee legislators in Nairobi on June 18, 2020
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