DP Ruto and Kabogo raise money for Mary­hill School in Thika

‘We must de­sist from go­ing back to where we were as a coun­try in 2007 by en­sur­ing that we up­hold peace in all our deeds, es­pe­cially in this sea­son of height­ened pol­i­tics’

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Shun di­vi­sive pol­i­tics and spread peace in­stead, Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto has urged politi­cians. He asked them to avoid spread­ing ha­tred and an­i­mos­ity. Ruto spoke yes­ter­day at Mary­hill Girls’ High School, Thika.

He said as the coun­try heads to­wards elec­tions, it would be toxic to di­vide the coun­try by caus­ing may­hem. “We must build bridges of broth­er­hood and friend­ship across com­mu­ni­ties, tribes, re­gions and re­li­gions be­cause the trans­for­ma­tion of Kenya will be faster if we work to­gether,” the DP said.

Ruto said the coun­try will not forge ahead eco­nom­i­cally with in­fight­ing among politi­cians and their sup­port­ers. “We must de­sist from get­ting back where we were as a coun­try in 2007 by en­sur­ing that we up­hold peace in all our deeds, es­pe­cially in this sea­son of height­ened pol­i­tics,” he said.

Ki­ambu Gov­er­nor Wil­liam Kabogo and Thika MP Alice Ng’ang’a scoffed at those op­pos­ing haram­bees. They said the spirit of haram­bee is and would al­ways be part of the Kenyan cul­ture, since a lot has been achieved through fundrais­ers.

Kabogo ex­pressed con­fi­dence that the new In­de­pen­dent Elec­toral and Bound­aries Com­mis­sion team will fairly pre­side over next year’s elec­tion and give Kenyans the gov­ern­ment they de­sire.

Ng’ang’a said the Ju­bilee Party will eas­ily tri­umph in next year’s elec­tions and urged those dis­sat­is­fied with Cord to decamp now. “The IEBC does not vote. It is Kenyans who vote and I have no doubt that the Kenyan elec­torate will vote in Ju­bilee in next year’s elec­tion,” she said

Ruto said the gov­ern­ment will in­crease re­sources to schools coun­try­wide to de­velop the ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture and pro­vide eq­ui­table ed­u­ca­tion to pupils. He said the gov­ern­ment will do its best to en­sure pupils learn in a good en­vi­ron­ment so that they can ac­quire knowl­edge and con­trib­ute to na­tion-build­ing.

PHOTO / DANIEL ONYANCH/DPPS

/DANIEL ONYANCHA

Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto pre­sents a com­puter to Agnes Muthoni of Mary­hill Girls’ High School , Thika, dur­ing a funds drive yes­ter­day

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