(KDRTV) – Deputy President William Ruto will not shelve his State House ambitions for Musalia Mudavadi and/or Moses Wetangula.
The DP, in a rare attack on the two Luhya leaders in their own backyard, on Saturday said that he has been walking traversing the whole country looking for votes, as the two just idled. According to Ruto, the presidency does not just come on a silver platter, one must work for it.
Joined Bungoma County residents and other leaders for the funeral service of Maurice Mabonga Wanjala, father to Bumula MP Moses Mabonga, Nakhwana R.C Primary School, Kimaeti. pic.twitter.com/tNSHJHPhz4
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) December 26, 2020
Speaking at the funeral of Bumula MP Mwambu Mabonga’s father, Ruto pointed out the fact that he has more than 150 MPs behind him while Mudavadi and Wetangula have a combined 24 lawmakers.
“Wale wabunge wananiunga mkono ni 150. Wale wanaunga Mudavadi ni 10 na wale wanaunga Wetangula ni 12. Sasa hawa watu watabishana na mimi namna gani?” the DP posed to the mourners.
Several Luhya leaders had asked Ruto to support one of them for the Presidency. Both Wetangula and Mudavadi gave the funeral a wide berth.
The DP said he is ready to work with Luhya leaders to form the next government. He said any leader who wants to work with him can visit him at his Sugoi to discuss possible alliances.
He, however, warned them that they are running out of time as the 2022 elections edge closer.
Deputy President William Ruto has said that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) has taken centre stage in the country at the expense of the Jubilee development agenda. pic.twitter.com/179LUfVvdx
— Jubilee Asili (@JubileeAsili) December 26, 2020
He said that Kenya does not need to have a President from a particular community, but should have a leader who will address the needs of the common mwananchi.
He also mentioned the rumors that Mudavadi, Wetangula, and Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka have formed a coalition to stop him, saying they are afraid of a peasant like him rising to be Presiden.