I Am Ready to Face You With Your Coalitions – Ruto Warns Rivals

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) with Deputy President William Ruto (left) and Opposition leader Raila Odinga during the launch of the BBI report at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi on November 27.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) with Deputy President William Ruto (left) and Opposition leader Raila Odinga at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi
  • Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday, July 18 warned his political rivals to prepare for a tough battle in the 2022 State House race.

    This comes days after the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party that Ruto plans to use to clinch the presidency won the Kiambaa parliamentary seat.

    Speaking in Lunga Lunga, Kwale County, Ruto dismissed the ongoing coalition talks between President Uhuru Kenyatta’s led Jubilee Party and Raila’s ODM Party, insisting the formations will not stop him from ascending to power.

    Ruto Meets with a Section of Ukambani Leaders and Maize Hawker Elizabeth Mueni
    DP Ruto meets a section of Ukambani leaders and a maize hawker Elizabeth Mueni, on Friday, July 9.

    “I am telling them that they can join all the forces against me but they should be ready because we, the hustlers, will face them,” Ruto stated.

    The DP accused his rivals of targeting him and his allies through trumped-up corruption allegations to intimidate them.

    “Woe unto those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, what will you do on the day of reckoning when disaster befalls upon you?” The DP asked.

    He claimed that there was corruption and partiality in the fight against corruption simply to derail his political ambitions.

    Ruto also accused Raila Odinga of taking advantage of the 2018 ‘handshake’ to derail Jubilee’s Big Four Agenda.

    “Raila came from National Super Alliance and started frustrating us in Jubilee. He came with the change of constitution that distracted our plans to create jobs for the youth,” Ruto argued.

    He insisted Kenyans are wiser and it is time leaders stop talking about less important changes to the constitution and focus on better economic plans to transform the lives of the youth and the poor.

    The DP defended his ‘Bottom-up’ development approach arguing it will solve the economic hardships in the country.

    Ruto insisted the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) will not solve the problems Kenyans are facing and should be rejected.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) with ODM leader Raila Odinga (right) at the Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Kisumu during the Madaraka Day celebrations on June 1, 2021
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