Deputy President William Ruto has told his opponents that he will defeat them in the upcoming elections even if they form coalitions. He claimed that the coalitions were tribal, and he would still proceed with his march to State House.
Ruto claimed that some leaders planned to form coalitions to stop him from succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta. However, he said they would not move him as he wants to change Kenya for the better.
“Hawa watu wanajipanga. Hata mimi nimejipanga. Hawa wangwana watakiona, watajua hawajui (These people are preparing themselves, but I am prepared too. They will find it rough),” the Deputy President said.
Additionally, the Deputy President said that his opponents should brace themselves for a tough race ahead. He noted that they would compete based on issues.
“We will challenge each other on the platform of issues and development track-record,” Ruto said.
Ruto’s statement was a reaction to the Nasa leaders’ upcoming reunion that will face him in 2022. Over the weekend, ODM leader Raila Odinga said that the reunion would be a political tsunami.
“I assure you, come what may, we must change Kenya. I have seen many leaders saying they want to unite so that they face the hustlers and I,” Ruto said.
Ruto noted that coalitions do not impress Kenyans. He claimed that citizens want leaders to address issues that affect them, including better prices for their produce, better jobs, and profitable businesses.
Additionally, he said that leaders should stop forming tribal alliances. Instead, they should embrace issue guide politics and people-centered politics. This way, they can solve Kenyans’ problems.
“Kenyans want leaders to work together to address their challenges. The Covid-19 pandemic is destroying lives,” Ruto said.