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Handshake not a license to meddle with Jubilee, Ruto tells ODM

MOMBASA, Kenya, Sept 30 – Deputy President William Ruto said he will not allow the handshake deal between former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta to break the Jubilee government.

Speaking on Sunday during a ceremony to handover 3,000 title deeds to squatters in Majaoni Kisauni constituency, Ruto said he is well prepared to deal with outsiders who want to bring chaos in Jubilee.

Ruto said he knows the details and contents of the handshake that saw President Kenyatta and Odinga agree on burying political differences for the sake of the country.

“We were the first people to start the peace initiative before President Uhuru Kenyatta made a deal with the former Prime Minister (Raila Odinga). We know what the handshake deal is, but we are very clear what it is not. Therefore, do not bring confusion,” said Ruto.

He said the handshake is not a license to allow ODM to bring confusion, propaganda and conmanship into Jubilee.

“We are very clear about where we are going. We have led governments, therefore, our brothers should not try and interfere with us,” said Ruto.

Ruto said ODM came on board to help Jubilee develop Kenya, but not to break Jubilee.

“If they think they will break the government, let me warn them that we are very alert. If they were able to succeed in lying to Kenyans during Kanu days and NASA days, then you have no space in Jubilee,” said Ruto.

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The DP said they are committed to unite Kenya and developing the country.

Ruto’s comments come after ODM Director of Elections and Suna East MP Junet Mohammed blamed the Deputy President for the chaos in parliament during the debate on the Finance Bill 2018.

A majority of the rank and file in the house from both sides voted against the Bill which contained the President’s recommendations. It was however passed under acrimonious conditions and signed into law by Kenyatta.

Ruto wa accompanied by Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya, Getrude Mbeyu, Kilifi Women representative and Gideon Mungaro, Lands Chief Administrative Secretary.

MPs Benjamin Tayari, (Kinango), Suleiman Dori (Msambweni), Aisha Jumwa (Malindi), Mohammed Ali (Nyali), Ali Mbogo (Kisauni) and Ali Wario of Garsen.

Others were Jones Mlolwa (Voi), Shariff Athman (Lamu East), Khatib Mwashetani (Lunga Lunga) and Michael Kingi (Magarini).

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