Jubilee Party not divided, says Deputy President

Monday, November 18th, 2019 10:18 |
Deputy President William Ruto. Photo/File

Deputy President William Ruto yesterday once again denied the ruling Jubilee Party is divided.

He said reports of a split among the party’s leaders were falsehoods being peddled by elements who want to see it divided.

“There are no factions in Jubilee. No one is planning to wrestle the party from anyone,” he said at a church function in Kiserian, Kajiado county. 

Ruto said Jubilee believes in democracy and everyone’s view counts in its day-to-day running irrespective of their position in society.

Governor Joseph ole Lenku, who attended the service, said Kenya needs a stable political environment for economic take-off to be realised.

“The constant politicking might slug our development; this would no doubt harm the Big Four agenda and the Vision 2030,” he said.

At another church function in Nairobi, Ruto said the Jubilee government will achieve its development objectives despite the “complicated” political dispensation.

Speaking at the Kasarani Gymnasium where he graced televangelist Pius Muiru’s Maximum Miracle Centre’s 25th anniversary, Ruto said those opposed to Jubilee’s agenda will not stop it from delivering on its manifesto.

Borrowing heavily from the Bible, he likened the current political environment to the turbulence that faced the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem. He said despite the opposition of the surrounding leaders, Nehemiah, the governor of the Persian province, soldiered on and completed the wall.

Complex politics

He said in the same way, despite  the complexity of Kenyan politics, the country would still realise it development agenda.

“Bishop Muiru and the Maximum Miracle Centre, we know how you have gone through good and bad times, just like us in leadership. But we will build this country despite the challenges,” he said.

He urged church leaders to continue praying for the country. 

“Without God, Kenya would not be where it is today. When I look back at things we have been able to do as a country, it is God’s favour. The 600km of the Standard Gauge Railway, the 7,000km of roads and the connection of 25 million people to electricity in the last seven years, it is been through God’s favour,” he said.

“Continue praying for the country men of God,” Ruto said.

He accused some politicians of trying to revise the Bible by seeking to regulate church offerings. 

“In our Christian walk, we have many issues, but in our political life, there are many more issues. Some politicians now say the Bible was not done well and want to go to Parliament to revise the Bible especially the section on tithes,” he said.

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