Ruto Must Watch His Words - Herman Manyora

  • Deputy President William Ruto in Githurai on October 21, 2021.
    Deputy President William Ruto in Githurai on October 21, 2021.
  • Political analyst, Herman Manyora, has urged Deputy President (DP) William Ruto to be mindful of his language as the August 9 polls draw closer.

    In a video that was posted on his YouTube channel on Saturday, January 8, Manyora, who is also a University of Nairobi (UoN) don, explained that he couldn't keep quiet and watch as the DP made insensitive remarks.

    Further, he cautioned political leaders against making remarks which could destroy the country, adding that there was no better time to have a conversation to ensure that Kenya remained united.

    File image of political analyst Herman Manyora
    File image of political analyst Herman Manyora

    "I cannot keep quiet when I see leaders saying things that could destroy this country. In particular making reference to recent repeated remarks from the Deputy President.

    "I am asking him to reconsider and rethink. We only have one country called Kenya. Even those of you who may have the luck of owning homes outside this country, the pandemic should have taught you that we only have one country," he stated.

    Further, the political commentator noted that politicians should not make reckless statements, especially those seeking to become the president, because it is their responsibility to ensure the country remains united before and after the elections.

    Manyora went on to add that the hustler narrative, which is being propagated by DP Ruto, is bad because dividing people along class lines is dangerous.

    According to him, every Kenyan looks forward to a day when there will be equity in the country and it pained him to see Kenyans who live miserable lives.

    Deputy President Addressing Residents In Laikipia on Tuesday December 7 , 2021
    Deputy President Addressing Residents In Laikipia on Tuesday, December 7 , 2021
    DP Ruto Twitter Page

    Manyora was referring to remarks that Ruto made while on a tour of Busia County on January 6, where he told off the families of the founders of Kenya. The DP cautioned them from reportedly interfering with the election process by imposing a leader of their choice.

    "We voted for their fathers and knelt before them. We also voted for them and now, they want us to kneel before them. That's impossible my friend.

    "They have a company that sells alcohol. The same alcohol that has killed many people. Don't they have another company that sells petrol and gas? Their work is building homes in Dubai, London, and South Africa and they want you to remain poor," he asserted.

    Below is the video.

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