NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 – Deputy President William Ruto says he is ready to work with the Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi and other Opposition leaders in Western Kenya in advancing the national agenda.
Speaking at Malinda Secondary School in Vihiga, Ruto encouraged Opposition leaders in the region to engage with the Jubilee Party with a view to joining it as it was the only party that could champion the interests of all Kenyans.
“I’m encouraging Mudavadi whom we have worked with very well before not to distance himself from Jubilee but engage with us since our doors are open to all,” he said.
The Deputy President stated that CORD could not be entrusted with the leadership of this country, saying the coalition which cannot decide on who will be their presidential candidate in the next General Election cannot lead 40 million Kenyans.
“If they cannot decide who among the three of them can be their presidential candidate how can they be entrusted to lead 40 million Kenyans?” he wondered.
At the same time Ruto condemned tribalism and ethnicity saying Kenyans should build bridges across communities, tribes, regions and religions in order to build a cohesive society that all Kenyans can be proud of.
“That is why we formed Jubilee Party to bring all Kenyans irrespective of their tribal, religious or regional backgrounds on board so as to chart the destiny of this country together,” he said.
The DP went on to say that the Government had connected 95 percent of Vihiga County to electricity with more than 200 schools out of 385 schools being connected to the national grid between 2013 and 2016.