Ruto assures on national security
Deputy President William Ruto has assured that violence will not erupt in the country despite heightened political activity.
Ruto said himself and President Uhuru Kenyatta had undertaken to ensure that no Kenyan community takes up arms against another on account of political competition.
Noting that violence was not a panacea to the ills afflicting the society, the Deputy President urged leaders to approach challenges as one united people so as to resolve issues with sobriety and take this country forward.
He asked Kenyans not to worry about political rhetoric from some politicians that could inflame passions, saying the politicians had a right under the country’s expanded freedom of speech to say what they like.
He added that the government was resolute on its mandate to deliver to the people of Kenya and such talk will not derail that resolve.
“Do not be overly worried about those planning meetings or talking at public forums, they are free to do so but that won’t derail Government’s mandate to deliver. Violence, chaos and all forms of troubles are behind us, no Kenyan will ever walk that route again” he said
Ruto was speaking Sunday at St. Mary’s catholic church, Ongata Rongai where he joined the congregation for a Sunday mass.
Noting that all Kenyans had a role to play in the development of the country, the Deputy President said they are ready and willing to work with all leaders irrespective of their political, religious or party affiliation.
“Once elections are concluded leaders should close ranks and concentrate on issues that will improve the lives of Kenyans. We must address the issue of our roads, agriculture, education and improvement of general infrastructure in the country and lessen political rhetoric that is of no benefit for the people,” he added.
He said, “Leaders should however ask themselves whether what they are saying is building or destroying the country.”
He pointed out that no leader was elected by mistake adding that all leaders were elected to their offices by the grace of God and the peoples’ votes. “ They should therefore be given the opportunity to deliver on their election pledges,” he emphasized.
The Deputy President at the same time commended governors for doing a good job noting that in the one year they have been in office county governments have acquitted themselves well.
“We shall continue to support devolution so that the county governments can have sufficient resources to continue with the good work,” he said.
Ruto announced that the perennial traffic jams leading to Nairobi will soon be a thing of the past as plans were underway to dual the road to Ongata Rongai and ease the snarl ups.
He also said a modern sewerage system will be built in the town and that all the roads leading to the town’s estate will be tarmacked to make the town more accessible and attractive to investors.
Other leader who spoke at the function included Kajiado Governor David Ngedianye, Senator Peter ole Mositet, Kajiado north MP Moses Manje, his Kajiado west counterpart Moses ole Sakuda, Malaba MP Malulu Injendi and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa.
They lauded the government for its steady fast determination in steering the affairs of this country noting other than the general development doting the country security had improved tremendously the county .
They condemned some leaders whose pronouncements and activities were not in consonant with the aspirations of the rest of Kenyans noting that a majority of Kenyans supported the government and will ensure that it delivered on its mandate.