DP Ruto greets MP Ndi­rangu Wai­henya in Roysambu yes­ter­day

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Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto yes­ter­day said no one owes him a “debt” for team­ing up with Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta to form the Ju­bilee govern­ment. He told Ju­bilee sup­port­ers to con­cen­trate on the gen­eral elec­tion and en­sure the Ju­bilee Party wins more than 70 per cent of the votes.

Ruto said his 2022 pres­i­den­tial bid should not dis­tract Ju­bilee sup­port­ers from the ob­jec­tive of win­ning the elec­tion by a land­slide. He said God will de­cide who wins the 2022 elec­tion.

“The im­por­tant thing for us is to win the 2017 elec­tion,” Ruto said. He said Kenyans owe each other the re­spon­si­bil­ity to fos­ter unity and friend­ship.

“It is not you who owes me a debt. It is all of us Kenyans who owe each other the debt of friend­ship, unity and brother­hood,” Ruto said. He spoke at a church func­tion on Nairobi’s Zim­mer­man Es­tate.

Ruto was re­spond­ing af­ter MPs said Cen­tral Kenya will vote for him in 2022 as pay­back for team­ing up with Uhuru in the March 4, 2013, gen­eral elec­tion. “What we want is a united and pros­per­ous Kenya,” he said.

Ruto said the Ju­bilee govern­ment and its sup­port­ers are proud of the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s achieve­ments in three years. “The work we have done as Ju­bilee is work we are proud of and we are fo­cused on de­liv­er­ing on the agree­ment we have with Kenyans based on the Ju­bilee man­i­festo,” he said.

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Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto greets Rev Peter Ka­nia, the sec­re­tary gen­eral of the Pres­by­te­rian Church of East Africa, at PCEA Zim­mer­man, Nairobi North Pres­bytery

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