With few months to the next general elections, the political class is now busy working on the winning formula. There have also been attempts to revive the moribund Nasa coalition by uniting the opposition by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
While speaking on Tuesday, when he visited Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s backyard, the adamant Deputy President William Ruto said he is ready to face his political rivals despite the unity among them.
“They have united against me. They are saying I am inciting ordinary people. When I say let’s focus on the jobless youth before we engage in the quest to change the constitution to facilitate power and opposition sharing, is that incitement?” he said.
“Wajua hawa wanaume wamenipangia lakini mimi pia nimewapangia hawa mbaya mbovu,” he asserted at Emali town in Makueni.
Dr. Ruto also said that instead of changing the constitution to create positions for political class, revamping the economy should be prioritized.
“They have developed a bad habit. Every other time they are calling for the amendment of the constitution to create positions for the Prime Minister and others just to share power and positions. But this time round, we are telling them that before we talk on how to amend the constitution, we want first to revive and reconfigure our economy for the benefit of all Kenyans,” the DP said.
He again asked Kenyans to support his economic model since it is good for ordinary Kenyans.
“We cannot amend the constitution for the politicians to share positions while common wananchi are suffering. That is why we are focusing on starting from the bottom,” he said.
Dr. Ruto was accompanied by several political leaders including Turkana governor Josphat Nanok, former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama among others.