Deputy President William Ruto has come out to refute claims that the Mt. Kenya community owes him a political debt, in what looks like a direct response to his boss’s utterances during the Sagana meeting. The unbowed Deputy president declared that nobody owed him anything for his 2022 presidential bid, adding that he would personally reach to Kenyans’ support directly.
President Uhuru Kenyatta in his speech at Sagana State Lodge on Saturday where he was meeting his Mt. Kenya elected leadership, youth leaders, Opinion shapers and religious leaders, seemed to castigate his Deputy for giving out wheel barrows at expense of jobs, the Head of State also told his Mt. Kenya backyard that he owes no one any political debt.
Speaking during a fundraiser for Maranatha Church at Enoosaen, Trans-Mara West Sub-county in Narok County yesterday, DP Ruto agreed with the president’s assertions that he was not owed anything, adding that the only debt he and the President had was to unite the country and ensure they delivered on the promises they made to Kenyans in the 2013 and 2017 campaigns.
DP Ruto also said what was important for him at the moment was to ensure that together with the President they delivered their agenda for Kenya, adding that he didn’t ask the President to support him for 10 years, and that he did not want to rise to the country’s leadership on the basis of ethnic mobilization and tribal arrangements.
Present at the function were Narok Deputy Governor Evalyn Aruasa, Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, MPs Soipan Tuya (Narok County), Johanna Ng’eno (Emurua Dikirr), Gabriel Tongoyo (Narok West), Ken Aramat (Narok East), Korei Lemein (Narok South) among several other leaders.