Deputy President William Ruto has urged Kenyans to embrace the new Jubilee Party.
Mr. Ruto said the move to bring together all political parties affiliated to the Jubilee Coalition under the Jubilee Party (JP) are aimed at forming a strong party that would accommodate all Kenyans.
“We want to discourage politics based on regions as they are the cause of tribalism in our country,” said Mr. Ruto.
Mr. Ruto said politics should not be used to create enmity among Kenyans but be viewed as a uniting factor of all the Kenyan ethnic communities.
He said the Jubilee administration is ready to work with all leaders irrespective of their ethnic and political affiliations.
Mr Ruto asked political leaders to put the interest of Kenyans above their own.
The Deputy President made the remarks when he addressed two separate functions at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kenya in Itierio and Nyamache open grounds in Bobasi Constituency in Kisii County.
He was accompanied by Governor James Ongwae, his deputy Joash Maangi, MPs Stephen Manoti (Bobasi), Joel Onyancha (Bomachoge Borabu), Mary Otara (Kisii), Zepedeo Obare (Bonchari), Mustafa Idd (Kilifi South) and Jimmy Angwenyi (Kitutu Chache North).
Mr. Ruto asked leaders to work together irrespective of their political affiliation for the benefit of Kenyans.