Deputy President William Ruto has told off his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta that he doesn’t owe him any political debt.
Instead he said that the only debt he has is that of helping President Kenyatta unite and transform Kenya.
“I supported President Kenyatta in 2013 and 2017 without conditions. The Head of State should not be pushed to backing my 2022 candidature,” he said.
Addressing the residents of Narok on Sunday in Trans-Mara, during a prayer service, Ruto said that he would not allow Kenya to be taken back to ethnic-based politics that is not only risky but dangerous to the social fabric of the country.
“I decline the invitation to the politics of tribe. We are one country and need to move forward together, our backgrounds notwithstanding. Please stop being disturbed by the so-called politics of debt.
The DP argued that he was engaging in politics not because of the alleged debts but because of his vision to empower ordinary Kenyans.
“Let us unite and work together to better the lives of millions of Kenyans struggling at the base of the wealth pyramid,” said Ruto.
Ruto further alluded that leaders should not look for positions through back-door but should sell their ideologies to the electorate.
“Let us sell our ideas and policies to the people. That is the only way that they can rally behind us.The only obligation that we have is to fulfill the promises we made to the people; that of transforming their lives,” said the DP.
The MPs said they had decided to combine efforts with the Deputy President because of his development track-record.
Insisting that leaders should stop the politics of ethnicity, the MPs added that they would back Ruto in the 2022 polls.
He was accompanied by Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok, Narok Deputy Governor Evalyn Aruasa, David Sankok (nominated), Gabriel Tongoyo (Narok West), Lemanken Aramat (Narok East), Soipan Tuya (Narok), Johana Ngeno (Emurrua Dikirr), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Gideon Koskei (Chepalungu), Florence Jematia (EALA) and Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira).