DP Ruto bashes opponents for ‘discussing Kenyans’ future in a hotel’

Deputy President William Ruto has continued taunting ODM leader Raila Odinga and One Kenya Alliance Principals, accusing them of attempts to discuss Kenyans’ future in boardrooms and hotels.

Speaking after commissioning the Nyahururu Primary School Multipurpose Hall on Saturday, Ruto said whereas the rich have a right to meet and discuss how to protect their wealth, those in the low income social stratum also have the right to hold meetings to discuss ways of empowering themselves.


“Stop the contempt, stop the nonsense, even though we want a president who will protect some of the wealth some of us have, the citizen of Kenya want a president who will prioritise the creation of jobs for millions of Kenyans,” DP Ruto said.

“Those of you out to contempt who think you can decide for the people of Kenyan in hotels by interviewing the people you want to sponsor, we want to tell you that we are waiting for you on the ground,” DP Ruto added, in what he  seemed to refer to the Mt. Kenya Tycoons who hosted Odinga and the OKA leaders, under the auspices of the Mt Kenya Foundation.

The DP who was  drumming up support in the race to succed President Uhuru Kenyatta, further slammed his competitors over their recent attempts to make political in-roads in the vote-rich Mount Kenya region.

“I would like to tell those who have been trying to connect Mt Kenya’s network, and those who are using Google maps, inordin to find their way to the mountain, that while you were away, we constructed roads in the region, while you were away we have improved access to electricity by households in the region, while you were away we have biibu churches in the region,” he said.

During the tour, DP Ruto donated KSh1.5 million to 500 small business in the region and promised to allocate Ksh 120 million per constituency every year should he be elected president in the upcoming 2022 General Election.