Deputy President William says the jubilee government is focused on delivering on its agenda and nothing will derail that resolve.
Speaking Sunday in Manyatta, Embu county Ruto said he will stand firm behind President Uhuru Kenyatta in developing and uniting the nation.
The Deputy President when he attended a church service at the Saint Moore Catholic church, Kairuri in Embu county.
During Sunday service at St Thomas Moore Catholic Church, Manyatta, Embu County. pic.twitter.com/CbZsHEohrG
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) July 1, 2018
This was Ruto’s second day in the region having spent his Saturday in Tharaka Nithi county launching various projects under the national government.
Though the DP steered clear of the succession debate, leaders who have vowed to support his 2022 bid have been vocal in calling on the electorate from the region to stand by him.
A section Meru leaders have threatenedto break away from their traditional voting pattern if Central Kenya fails to back the DP’s 2022 candidature.
And for the first time, jubilee stalwarts are openly admitting their displeasure with the unity pact between NASA leader Raila Odinga and the President.
Ruto told the congregants at the church that he was focused on supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta in uniting and initiating development in the country.
He called on all elected leaders to sustain momentum on development and stop politicking.
Embu Governor Martin Wambora and Senator Njeru Ndwiga called for a ceasefire in the party and an end to the negative rhetoric.
With Ruto’s hat firmly in the ring in the Uhuru Kenyatta succession race, the political leadership from the region was pledging not abandon him at his hour of need.