, KITUI, Kenya, Apr 24 – Deputy President William Ruto has told the Kamba community to vote for a team that will form the government in the 2017 General Election.
Ruto asked them not to waste their vote by voting for those who are destined to lose.
“I urge you not to blindly vote for losing sides come the next General Election,” said Ruto.
- Ruto asked them not to waste their vote by voting for those who are destined to lose.
- “I urge you not to blindly vote for losing sides come the next General Election,” said Ruto.
- “It is my hope that you will vote for us (Jubilee) come 2017 elections because we are committed to development and unity of all Kenyans,” added Ruto.
“It is my hope that you will vote for us (Jubilee) come 2017 elections because we are committed to development and unity of all Kenyans,” added Ruto.
He went on: “We are focused and we know where we are taking this country as far as unity and development is concerned. This is why we ask you to join us in this journey of transforming this country.”
Addressing the public after laying a foundation stone for the construction of the Ikutha Technical Training Institute in Kitui South Constituency, Kitui County on Saturday, the Deputy President said Jubilee has what it takes to unite the country.
The Deputy President also addressed the public and women groups at Mutomo open grounds after laying the foundation stone for the construction of the Mutomo Medical Training College.
“As government we are ready to work with all Kenyans irrespective of how they voted during the last General Election because it our duty to as enshrined in the constitution to serve all Kenyans,” said Ruto.
He told leaders to put aside their political differences and take a common stand in addressing the challenges facing the people.
“Elections come and go but development is there to stay. This is why as leaders we should tone down on political rhetoric and serve the people,” said Ruto.
“This is why after elections we need to put aside our political differences and focus our energies on matters of development,” added Ruto.
The Deputy President said long gone are the days when politics based on ethnic affiliations were the order of the day in the country noting that it is time Kenyans embrace politics based on issues.
“It is time we engage in politics of maturity based on issues,” said Mr. Ruto.
MPs Rachel Nyamai, (Kitui South), John Munuve (Mwingi North) and Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town) from Ukambani said they will rally their people to vote for Jubilee.
The MPs said the community has always been represented in government but made a mistake to vote for the Opposition.
“We have decided to work with the Government and we will ask our people to support and vote for Jubilee in next elections,” Munuve said.
Munyaka urged the Kamba community to support Jubilee because CORD cannot win the General Election.
Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando asked CORD leader Kalonzo Musyoka to join Jubilee if he wanted to be in government.
He said Musyoka had no chance of dethroning Raila Odinga for the CORD presidential ticket.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on his part said the discord in the Opposition indicated they were not ready to rule the country.
The Deputy President assured that the government would serve all Kenyans irrespective of their political and ethnic backgrounds.
In this regard, Ruto said Sh4.7 billion would be used in the construction of dams and water pans to enable residents in Ukambani to alleviate the problem of water in Ukambani.
“We have set aside Sh4.7 billion in the next financial year for the construction of dams and water pans in this region to help the residents get water for domestic and commercial purposes,” said Ruto.
Ruto thanked the people of Ukambani and Kenyans in general for their prayers that led to the collapse of the ICC cases facing him and Joshua Sang.
“We are grateful for your prayers that led to the collapse of the case facing me and journalist Sang,” he said.
The Deputy President said their focus, as Jubilee was to unite and reconcile Kenyans.