Deputy President William Ruto excited a crowd that had gathered to listen to fronted UDA candidate for Rurii Ward in Nyandarua County on Friday, May 14.
The DP made a phone call to Francis Muraya Githaiga and rallied residents in the area to cast a vote in his favour on May18, 2021 which is set for by-elections.
The residents shouted and celebrated as the DP shared greetings in the Kikuyu dialect and went on to address them.
"Habari ya Nyandarua, sasa mnajua Githaiga ni mtu wetu wa UDA, chama ya kazi ni kazi na mnaelewa wira ni wira. Nimeshukuru sana na ninamwombea huyo mungwana kura.
(How is Nyandarua? Githaiga is in the UDA party and I am requesting you to vote for him. He is in a party that believes in working for its people)," the DP rallied as the residents promised to vote for him.
The DP also celebrated the ruling by the five judge bench on Friday, May 14.
Ruto made a veiled response to the judgement by Justice Joel Ngugi, Justice George Odunga, Justice Jairus Ngaah, Justice Chacha Mwita, and Lady Justice Teresia Matheka which had rendered the BBI Constitutional Amendment Bill unconstitutional.
"Si mliona mambo Mungu alifanya jana. (I'm sure you all saw what God did yesterday)," Ruto stated as residents cheered him on.
The DP's excitement has not gone without ruffling feathers especially among politicians allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
"I find it very interesting that a Deputy President can find this much joy in the fact that that a process that his boss the president has poured his heart and soul into, has been stopped. This is very telling," Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu stated.
The BBI team, led by Junet Mohammed have since indicated that a legal team will be constituted to appeal the judgement.
On his part, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi indicated that the judgement should be accepted and respected.
"Where we feel aggrieved, we should prefer an appeal rather than disparage the courts for this does not augur well for the adherence to the Rule of law," he stated.ANC Party leader Musalia Mudavadi and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula in a meeting with ANC and Ford Kenya MPs on June 12, 2020File
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