Stop in­cit­ing Kenyans, Ruto warns politi­cians

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto has warned politi­cians against in­cit­ing Kenyans. He ac­cused some politi­cians of putting the coun­try in a cam­paign mood, in­stead of serv­ing the pub­lic. “I urge Kenyans to work to­gether, co­ex­ist and shun tribal pol­i­tics, which might lead to bad blood among us,” Ruto said. He cau­tioned lead­ers to de­sist from acts that can plunge Kenya into chaos. “We can’t take our county back to the era of dark pol­i­tics when Kenyans shed blood. We can­not al­low Kenyans to fight over pol­i­tics. Threats can no longer be tol­er­ated,” he said Ruto told res­i­dents of Teret Mauche in Njoro the gov­ern­ment plans to en­sure a caveat im­posed by the African court is re­moved. The gov­ern­ment im­posed the caveat on land own­er­ship fol­low­ing an African court or­der over the long­stand­ing land dis­putes among res­i­dents. The Ogiek com­mu­nity filed a case against the gov­ern­ment, say­ing their land rights have been vi­o­lated. Ruto (pic­tured) said the gov­ern­ment is in talks to set­tle the is­sue so vic­tims can ben­e­fit from their land. He said the talks are al­most com­plete. Ruto spoke at Teret Sec­ondary School, where he do­nated a bus. He said the peo­ple of Kenya have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to pro­tect forests and urged res­i­dents not to de­stroy the Mau For­est. Ruto urged res­i­dents to live in peace and har­mony. The Deputy Pres­i­dent will visit parts of Nakuru county to­mor­row in­clud­ing Ron­gai and Subukia sub­coun­ties.

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