Deputy President William Ruto has poured cold water on the latest attempts by his political opponents to make inroads into Mt. Kenya region.
Speaking in Laikipia County, the DP said his numerous visits to Mt Kenya is an affirmation that the region still believes in him and that he is ready to form the next government with the support of the region.
He told his opponents who have pitched camp in Central that he climbed the mountain a long time ago and those visiting now should ask for directions.
He tore into the Mt. Kenya Foundation, accusing it of cutting political deals at the expense of voters in the region.
We should not take our country back to the politics of tribe, division and hate. Let us unite under a national party that embraces progressive ideas that are geared towards the creation and expansion of economic opportunities for the millions of poor Kenyans. pic.twitter.com/oavXuiqmVn
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) October 9, 2021
He said that it is high time leaders started thinking of the common mwananchi instead of talking about a few rich people dismissing meetings being held by a section of businessmen to front a presidential candidate.
Ruto who was accompanied by MPs Rigathi Gachagua, Kimani Ichung’wa, Alice Wahome, Patrick Mariru, Mohammed Ali, Deddy Amin and Senator John Kinyua urged locals to embrace a party that will unite Kenyans.
Ruto says the election of leaders is not the preserve of a few political elites.
The Deputy President said the people must be left to decide on who they want as Kenya’s next President.
This week, the Mt. Kenya Foundation played host to the One Kenya Alliance, with a promise to pick its preferred choice.
Leaders from the Mt. Kenya region have insisted that the wishes of the Mountain cannot be ignored in the run-up to the 2022 general election.