Ruto says it is irresponsible for leaders to engage in divisive politics

Monday, August 5th, 2019 00:00 |
Deputy President William Ruto joins St Mary’s Catholic Church children in a dance during mass in Muranga’a town, yesterday. Photo/DPPS

Wangari Njuguna and DPPS

Deputy President William Ruto has asked Jubilee politicians to stop factional politics and instead focus on the party development agenda.

He said Kenyans were counting on the Jubilee administration to implement projects that would better their lives.

 Ruto said it was irresponsible for leaders to engage in divisive politics at the expense of the development agenda.

“We have one agenda; that of transforming the country through the Big Four agenda, which is led by President Uhuru Kenyatta,” said the Deputy President. 

To deliver on the agenda, he said, leaders must unite and cultivate teamwork.

Ruto spoke on Sunday at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Kiharu, Murang’a county yesterday where he was accompanied by MPs Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Purity Ngirici (Woman Rep, Kirinyaga), James Gakuya (Embakasi North) and Mary Waithira (Maragua).

Others were Alice Wahome (Kandara), Faith Gitau (Woman Rep, Nyandarua), Githiaka Kiai (Mukurwe ini), Geoffrey King’ang’i (Mbeere South) and Mwangi Gichuhi (Tetu).

At the same time, Ruto said he would continue spearheading the implementation of the Jubilee manifesto “to secure President Uhuru’s legacy”.

Derail projects

“I would not allow the party’s projects to be derailed; I would mobilise Jubilee leaders and ensure we move forward in one direction,” he said.

The Deputy President also said he shall continue transversing the country pointing out that him being the President’s right hand man he has to ensure all is going well.

“I have a responsibility to ensure all the development projects are being implemented because this is the only way we can realise the desired change for the country” he added.

Leaders at the function vowed to work together to confront various challenges facing Kenyans.

Wahome said Jubilee leaders are keen on ensuring Jubilee’s manifesto is implemented, adding that petty quarrels in the party derail the country’s development.

Nyoro said they would continue supporting the Jubilee administration to help transform the country.

“Do not give up on the people of this region because they shall support you when that time comes” Nyoro told the DP.

 Ngirici said Mt Kenya leaders are working closely with Ruto because of his commitment to the implementation of the party’s development projects.

“Our support to the party deputy leader would continue beyond 2022 because he has the will and power to change Kenya for good,” she added.

Party wrangles

Gichuhi condemned  wrangles in Jubilee party, observing that it was being orchestrated by selfish individuals who are focused on succession politics.

The MPs also said they were opposed to a referendum that sought to create positions for a few individuals.

Gachagua said the proposed referendum should aim at empowering Kenyans rather than creating seats for poll losers.

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