Deputy President William Ruto has broken his silence on the confirmation issued by Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju that the party will team up with ODM to field a joint candidate in the 2022 elections.
Ruto gave the clearest indication yet that he is planning to leave the embattled Jubilee party after it became clear that President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee party juggernaut will not support him afterall.
The second in command who was speaking in West Pokot today, 19 June 2021 stated that Jubilee, a once-national party, was being killed in order to favor ethnic-based parties.
Ruto maintained that his outfit ‘the hustler nation’ is too large to be divided into ethnic groups, and will instead seek mandate through uniting Kenyans along economic ideals.
“Hawa watu wamevunja Jubilee, chama ya kitaifa, sasa wanatwambia twende kila mtu aanzishe chama ya kabila yake, tunawaambia husstler nation haiwezi kutoshea kwa kabila moja,” DP Ruto stated.
Ruto also dismissed the Jubilee-ODM alliance, reading malice into the union’s upcoming formalization.
According to the self-declared chief hustler, was formed to keep the hustler nation—which he commands—out of the 2022 race.
Ruto also confirmed that he will run for president through the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
“Wamekwama na chama yote, sasa wanataka kunganisha ODM na Jubilee, sasa historia ya Kenya jamani sijui itakuwaje,….wanafikiria hustler tutakosa chama ya kutupeleka mmbele, tuko macho, tuko na chama ya mahusstler , inaitwa UDA,” Ruto added.
“Kuna wale wanataka kutudanganya, ati shida ni ukabila, ati tubadilishe katiba ndio wapate vyeo, sisi tunawaambia shida ni uchumi, tubadilishe uchumi, kila mwananchi apate pesa kwa mfuko,” Ruto said.
“The economic model we are proposing will touch the lives of millions of Kenyans at the bottom of the social and economic pyramid. Through a bottom-up economic model resources will be channelled to small businesses at the grassroots to spur economic growth. This will be a priority” Added DP Ruto.