Deputy president William Samoei Ruto has hit president Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Amollo Odinga.
While speaking at a rally in West Pokot, William Ruto said that President Uhuru and his handshake brother Raila were lying to Kenyans that the problem bedeviling Kenyans was tribalism.
According to the second in command, tribalism was not the problem facing Kenyans but the economic situation of the citizens with regards to how to earn a living.
“Skizeni mrafiki zangu. Hapa mbele tunataka tujipange vizuri kwa sababu matapeli ni wengi wa siasa. Wakora na waongo wako hapa mbele wengi. Ati sahizi wanatuambia ati shida ya wakenya ni ukablia. Ati tuende tubadilishe katiba ndio kiongozi wa kabila hi na kabila ile wapate vyeo.” (Listen my friends, let us be weary of the many political conmen ahead of us who are coming up with all kinds of lies that our problems as Kenyans is tribalism and the constitution.)Said Ruto.
“Mimi ninawaambia shida ya Kenya si ukabila my friends. Shida ya wakenya ni uchumi. Tubadilishe uchumi vijana hawa wapate kazi. Kina mama wafanye biashara. Wawe na chakula na pesa kwa mfuko.” (Let me tell you that our problems as a country is economy as opposed to tribalism that they are preaching. Let us work on the economy so that our youths can get jobs and women do their businesses since it will enable them have food and money in the pocket.) Added William Ruto.
With regards to the court ruling on the Building Bridges Initiative, the second in command regretted why it was being forced down the throats of Kenyans even after the high court declared the BBI and the referendum process illegal, null and void.
Ruto added that the bottom up approach of the economy is what could work well for Kenyans so that the country gets enough resources through taxes to avoid unnecessary borrowing of loans from the Republic of China.