How Ruto Was Warmly Received in Kisumu Before Hell Broke Loose [VIDEO]

  • Deputy President William Ruto speaks to Kisumu residents on Wednesday, November 10.
    Deputy President William Ruto speaks to Kisumu residents on Wednesday, November 10.
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  • Moments before chaos erupted in Kondele, Deputy President, William Ruto, had received a King's welcome when he made several stops in Kisumu City on Wednesday, November 10.

    Residents came out in large numbers to listen to the DP, who was touring an area perceived a stronghold for his competitor, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader, Raila Odinga.

    Further, there was presence of heavy security as the DP addressed the charged crowd.

    In his speech, Ruto campaigned for his bottom-up economic model and urged residents to embrace it, stating it would help Kenyans with small business enterprises.

    Additionally, he addressed leaders advocating for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), claiming they only thought of their well being rather than their Countrymen.  

    "I refused reggae and the BBI because we must get our priorities right. It cannot be that leaders tell the youth to campaign for the BBI so that more elective seats can be added in the constitution.

    "Do you want us to change the constitution first or to change the economy? Reggae must wait," Ruto posed as the crowd cheered.

    "Let them stop their pride saying 'nobody can stop reggae' because there is a God in heaven who has the ability to change everything," the DP continued.

    Further, he promised residents he would cater for their needs if he clinched the presidency seat come 2022.

    "I came here today because I do not want Kisumu residents to be left behind when we are forming the next government next year," Ruto stated.

    The DP started his three-day tour in the Nyanza region on Tuesday, November 9. He will tour the famous Kondele then head to Kisumu West constituency at Nyahera, to meet small-scale traders and make donations.

    He will wind his tour at the Nyalunya Primary School in Kisumu East, before going to Homa Bay County on Thursday.