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Worried Ruto claims State putting roadblocks to stop him from winning presidential race

Worried Ruto claims State putting roadblocks to stop him from winning presidential race

By Justus Karanja

Deputy President William Ruto (pictured with Narok Governor Samuel Tunai) has protested against what he termed as a widespread political plot by his rivals to stop him from becoming Kenya’s next President.

The DP, for an umpteenth time, is claiming that there are plans within government quarters to impose a President on Kenyans after the August 9 2022 General Eelection.

“They have sat somewhere and they want to impose Azimio la Umoja candidate Raila Odinga on us. I want to ask you people of Garsen, will they decide who your next leader will be in hotels, or you are the ones to decide? Who has the final say?” he posed at a rally in Garsen, Tana River County.

He added that recent activities within the political arena are a demonstration of the extent to which those opposed to him will go to stop him.

He claimed that the numerous endorsement of his main rival, Raila is a coming together of key political figures with the sole aim of jeopardising his journey to State House.

He, however, promised to overcome every challenge mounted on his way.

“They have declared war against me. Many of them are coming together, because they want to stop this change. They think it is business as usual. But we will surprise them. We will defeat them,” he said.

If elected, Ruto has promised that he will form a government that is people-centered.

“I want to assure you that we will form a government of the ordinary citizen and the down-trodden and not only for the rich.”

“We have built railway, roads, connected electricity, constructed Technical Training Colleges and schools. But the government we want to form on August 9 is one that will put money in people’s pockets,” he vowed.

He later tweeted that Kenya Kwanza will nurture, support and protect devolution so that more resources are channeled to marginalised counties like Tana River.

“This will ensure they realise their economic potential in sectors such as commercial pastoralism and irrigation.

Congratulations Hussein Dado on your endorsement by the people of Tana River as Kenya Kwanza’s gubernatorial candidate. Kenya Kwanza will support you in your bid to tackling the challenges facing ordinary people. With Party Leaders Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya), MPs Kithure Kindiki (Tharaka Nithi), Aden Duale (Garissa Township), Aisha Jumwa (Malindi), Khatib Mwashetani (Lunga Lunga), Anwar Loitiptip (Lamu), Benjamin Tayari (Kinango), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu) and Former Lamu Governor Issa Timamy in Garsen Town, Tana River County.”

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