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DP Ruto: “As they plan how to share power, they should remember 15M Kenyans expecting opportunities”

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  • DP Ruto has yet again criticised the meeting between President Uhuru, Raila Odinga and OKA principals at State House- Mombasa.
  • Ruto says that politicians should aspire to include every Kenyan in political conversations, heading into 2022 elections.

Deputy President William Ruto has yet again launched a scathing attack after last week’s meeting at State House Mombasa, that brought together President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila Odinga and One Kenya Alliance principals.

Speaking on Sunday, August 15 during a church service at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Kawangware, DP Ruto insisted that politicians should shun such political tactics that exclude all Kenyans in political conversations.

“I know the retreat, seminar and conference people are back and want to revive that strategy to discuss how five, six men will divide power and positions among themselves,” DP Ruto said.

OKA Principals (ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, FORD Kenya’s Moses Wetangula, Wiper Party’s Kalonzo Musyoka and KANU’s Chair Gideon Moi) held a meeting with Raila and Uhuru at State House Mombasa on Tuesday, August 10.

Ruto’s bottom-up approach

The closed-door meeting sparked sharp criticism from United Democratic Alliance (UDA) affiliated leaders.

While taking a swipe at the leaders who met in Mombasa, DP Ruto said division of power and positions should not be prioritised, and instead direct focus on an economic revolution.

“As they plan how they’ll divide positions among themselves, they should remember there are 15 million Kenyans expecting to get opportunities in the employment sector, business, food production,” the second in command added.

Ruto further criticised a section of politicians whom he says have ganged up to hoodwink Kenyans against his “Bottom-up Approach”. Ruto says the economic model favours the common mwananchi.

“You can see many people have ganged up saying “Ruto has initiated a debate on ordinary mwananchi, he’s making them become arrogant.” Let them get their own plan because this time we’re including the ordinary citizens in the conversation.”

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