DP Ruto asks competitors to allow president Kenyatta serve Kenyans

Deputy President William Ruto has asked his competitors to stop disturbing President Uhuru Kenyatta and allow him to serve Kenyans.

He said the President was elected to serve millions of Kenyans and not to unite six men against him ahead of 2022.

He told them to come to reality to the fact that he is their competitor in 2022, saying they should come with their agenda and face him.

Dr Ruto said hanging around President Kenyatta for direction and support, was a clear indication that his competitors have no plans and agenda for the country.

Speaking at various stopovers during his empowerment tour of Kakamega County on Friday, Dr Ruto said it’s not the responsibility of the President to unite individuals who have no agenda for the country.

“I want to give free advice to my competitors to stop disturbing our President. They should leave Mr Uhuru alone to implement his agenda for the country,” said Dr Ruto.

Present were MPs Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), Aden Duale (Garissa Town), former CS Rahid Echesa and former Kakamega senator Bonny Khalwale.

Among the areas Dr Ruto addressed wananchi included Khayega, Misoli, Sabatia, Butere and Mumias market.

The Deputy President said it was unfortunate that those in Opposition have nothing to show in terms of development projects despite serving in previous governments for many years.

Dr Ruto reminded the Opposition leaders that he will be their competitor and not President Kenyatta come 2022.

“My competitors should wake up to the reality that I am the one competing with them come 2022,” he said.

He added: “They should stop wasting the President’s time and get in touch with  the people at the grassroots because they are the ones with the final say on leadership.”

He said unlike the Opposition candidates, he has presented a credible action plan that has measurable objectives to create more job opportunities that can uplift their lives

Dr Ruto told youths that the destiny of the country in 2022 will depend on their decision and not those of tycoons in hotels or the ‘feep state’.

Mr Duale said it was now clear that 2022 competition has been clearly defined.

“2022 elections will be between a government project being interviewed by tycoons and Dr Ruto who is being interviewed by hustlers,” said Mr Duale.

Mr Barasa urged residents of western Kenya to support Dr Ruto for presidency next year, saying his agenda and development track record was clear.

“Some few individuals want to dictate the leadership of the country. This is why hustlers through the bottom up economic model are ready to face them,”said Mr Barasa.

The MPs said Kenyans would never elect leaders who are not in touch with issues affecting them.

Mr Washiali termed handouts being promised by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to unemployed youths if elected president as unrealistic.

Mr Echesa said the former Prime minister was a selfish leader who has no interest of the people of western at heart.

“After the handshake, there are many development projects that have been initiated in Luo Nyanza but no sugar factory has been revived or any project initiated  Luhya land,” said Mr Echesa.

Mr Khalwale urged the Luhya community to register as UDA members and support candidates affiliated to the party in 2022.