November 14, 2018

DP Ruto warns Jubilee leaders over 2022 succession debates

The Deputy President has issued a warning to Jubilee Party leaders over 2022 succession debates.

DP William Ruto asked leaders to avoid what he termed as ‘useless political debates’ on government appointments and 2022 succession.

Mr Ruto challenged the leaders to focus on service delivery as they promised before the August 8 General Election.

“Kenyans, more so Jubilee should avoid useless political debates about positions including 2022 and focus single-mindedly on delivering our manifesto voted for by the people while allowing the President the space to perform his constitutional duty to assemble the team for us,” he said.

On Sunday (7/1/2018), Ruto also dismissed speculation about his unease over the recent Cabinet appointments by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

President Uhuru on Friday released names of people that will be part of his cabinet in his last term.

On Monday last week, Gatundu South Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Kuria said that NASA leader Raila Odinga should get ready to accept Ruto as president in 2022.

“We have had the very difficult year 2017 politically but we thank God that it’s over and we will not have the same problems in Kenya again this year. God should give him (Raila) long life so that he will be able to see William Ruto inspecting a military guard of honour as head of state,” said Kuria.

Speaking in Eldoret, Kuria assured residents that the Mt Kenya community would rally behind Ruto in the showdown.

“On behalf of the people of Mt Kenya, I want to thank you for the support you gave President Uhuru in two elections last year. We guarantee the DP Ruto our support in 2022. Our support for him is like a cheque that we have already written and signed ready for banking,” he said.

On Sunday (7/1/18), Raila announced his swearing-in date as the ‘people’s president’.

Speaking in Kakamega County on Sunday, Raila vowed that he would be sworn in on January 30.

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