You Could Get Votes But Go Nowhere - Uhuru Takes Swipe at Ruto

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and his deputy William Ruto (left)
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta took a swipe at his Deputy William Ruto over his ambitious early campaigns and political bid- warning that it could be detrimental to him in the future.

    Speaking on Wednesday, December 1, during the inauguration of Nakuru as a city, Uhuru noted that politicians should not use divisive means in to solicit votes from Kenyans.

    He pointed out that even if they got the votes they desired, it would be counter-intuitive as they would not be able to fulfill the promises they pledged as the country would have plunged into war.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi City County to deliver his 8th State of the Nation Address on Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    "That's why I'm telling Kenyan that's lets not take peace lightly because politicians think that if we can incite Kenyans in order to solicit votes, then we can get ahead, but the truth of the matter is that if you separate Kenyans, it will go nowhere as you will not be able to fulfill the promises you pledged to them," Kenyatta stated.

    During his speech, the President preached peace, calling on Kenyans to be wise when they will be  selecting the next leaders in 2022 General Election. The Head of State also pointed out that the youth ought not to rush in leadership matters- comparing politics to an athletics event.

    "I urge the youth to reduce your pace, leadership is not a sprint, it's a marathon. The elderly will walk slowly and end up beating you.

    "I know you get excited when politicians come and promise you a lot of things, but know that at the end of it all, peace must prevail,"  Uhuru stated amidst cheer from the crowd.

    The Head of State, while marking the historic day in Nakuru, pointed out that the day was a turning point.

    Uhuru and his deputy have been at loggerheads after the 2017 General Election with their bad blood escalating in March 2018, when the President and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga signed a cooperation pact and had a handshake at the footsteps of Harambee House.

    The hostilities further saw the ruling party crumble, with factions pulling in different directions, pushing Ruto to unveil the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

    Deputy President William Ruto Addressing Resident of Nakuru on Wednesday November 25, 2021
    Deputy President William Ruto Addressing Resident of Nakuru on Wednesday, November 25, 2021
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