I won’t give in to blackmail, intimidation


Deputy President William Ruto has fired at his political rivals saying he will not give in to intimidation and blackmail.

The DP who is an extensive tour of Nairobi said Kenyans will soon overcome intimidation and blackmail that has been employed by opponents to frustrate his presidential bid.

The August vote, he noted, will be for Kenyans to liberate themselves and the country.“

This year we will liberate ourselves from tribalism, intimidation and blackmail. We are telling our competitors, spare us the threat and intimidation and the fear you are selling to us,” Ruto said.

He was speaking at Madiwa, Kamukunji constituency where he took his presidential campaigns.

The second in command promised to put in place a conducive environment for both small and big businesses to thrive as he woos the city residents to back his candidature.

“Our first step is to ensure that we set aside Sh100 billion for housing, agro-processing, value addition and manufacturing,” he said.

“We are not interested in constitutional amendments to create space for politicians.”

He also promised to ensure the over four million youths who are out of school either get employment or business to run.

The DP is accompanied by amongst others MPs Adan Duale (Garissa Township), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), Millicent Omanga (nominated senator) and former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu.

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