Monday, 23 May 2016

Rift Valley leaders defend William Ruto


Abdikarim Hussein 14 hours ago 32254
Why Rift Valley politicians think William Ruto’s presidency dream is being blocked
– A section of politicians and leaders from the Rift Valley region are claiming that the opposition are maneuvering to block Deputy President William Ruto from being elected president in 2022
– The leaders cite sustained attacks on the DP from the opposition
– The politicians said they will not be cowed by attacks from the opposition  
Politicians and elected leaders from the North Rift region have claimed that the opposition is intending to block Deputy President William Ruto from ascending to the presidency in 2022.
The leaders cited the International Criminal Court (ICC) cases against Ruto as some of the stumbling block engineered by the opposition to thwart the DP from succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The politicians claim after the collapse of the ICC cases the opposition has resorted into tarnishing the image of the DP.
Speaking to the Standard, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Muekomen and Aldai Member of Parliament Cornelly Serem said they will not be cowed by the opposition attacks but will instead focus on making lives of Kenyans better.
“The opposition is desperate and have no hope in next year’s election because it is clear President Uhuru Kenyatta will win. 2017 is concluded and the opposition is preparing for 2022, which we are also confident that Ruto will win,” Murkomen said.
Murkomen also accused the opposition of using the ICC to divide The DP and Uhuru.
In his part Serem said that the ICC was a project created by the opposition to finish off the DP politically.
“ICC was their project but after it failed, the opposition have become frustrated and have now resorted to peddling rumours to taint the DP.” Serem said.
Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta united and formed the Jubilee coalition to challenge the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) led by Raila Odinga.
William Ruto, became Kenya’s Deputy President in 2013 and has said he will again support Uhuru for the presidency in 2017 in that way Uhuru will also back him when he runs for the top seat in 2022.

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