Deputy President (DP) William Ruto has spoken out about the Handshake deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
DP Ruto claims that Raila Odinga is not being honest about the Handshake and that the Building Bridges Initiative is but a strategy to deter his 2022 Presidential Bid.
MPs from the Rift Valley recently indicated that the so-called fight against corruption is part of a larger strategy aimed at ensuring DP Ruto does not get to the big seat.
“We want to tell ODM (Orange Democratic Movement) that they have marketed the DP enough through their attacks against him. Thank you. Please now…market your candidate,” said Soy MP Mr Kositany.
Mr. Kositany further emphasized that it is not possible to impeach the DP terming Ruto as a God fearing leader who was elected by Kenyans when they elected Uhuru Kenyatta.
“There is no way you can separate the presidency. Kenyans voted for President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, and you cannot separate the two. Mr Ruto is a God-fearing and hardworking person even if you call him names,” said Mr Kositany.
Uasin Gishu County Speaker Mr. David Kiplagat encouraged the leaders from the rift to unite their people to support DP Ruto claiming that it is their time to eat.
“We have some leaders from the community who may be opposed to the DP but we want to remind them that the DP’s time has come and should wait for theirs. We should unite as a people if our 2022 chances are anything to go by,” said Mr Kiplagat.
While Mr. Kositany argued that the fight against corruption should not be targeted against against communities, he also noted that the time had come for their people to get a piece of the cake.
“We fully support the fight against corruption but we want to see fairness in the exercise. We should not malign people’s names without any evidence. We wonder why the DP has suddenly become bad yet he was very good when he was campaigning for Jubilee in 2013 and 2017,” said Mr Kositany.
“It is time dynasties fall. Time for a son of a peasant to lead this country has come,” added Mr Kositany.