Ruto on Sagana meeting: Jubilee leaders must declare their stand

Ruto on Sagana meeting: Jubilee leaders must declare their stand

Deputy President William Ruto has told Jubilee party members who had expressed interest in joining other parties to declare their stand.

On Saturday, the DP said leaders must heed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive from the Sagana meeting.

“They should decide where they want to be. It cannot be both. They must plan for their own political destiny instead of being used to being division in Jubilee,” he said.

“Therefore, we do not want to be supervised and lectured by people with selfish interests, those who are after dividing and destroying our party,” he added.

The DP was speaking in Kipkelion West and Sigowet/Soin in Kericho County where he launched various development projects.

He told those torn between being in Jubilee and the Opposition to make up their mind.

Dr. Ruto reiterated that it is out of the formation of Jubilee that the country’s fashion of politics had shifted to that of issues, development track-record and ideologies.

That is why, he explained, we would work tooth and nail to ensure Kenya is not taken back to the outdated politics that is informed by violence and hate.

“That is the route I would like our competitors to take; we must all subscribe to democratic tenet where winners and losers take their positions and respect each other,” he noted.

In the same vein, Dr Ruto asked Kenyans to be free, stay and operate their businesses wherever they felt conducive in any corner of Kenya.

“Kenyans are also free to make their own political choice,” he said, adding: “We will follow President Kenyatta’s word, and adhere to the doctrines of our party.”

He also asked Jubilee leaders to heed to President Kenyatta’s call to end wrangling in the party.

He further told those in the Opposition to stop meddling with Jubilee affairs and instead focus on cleaning the mess in their own political outfits.

“Jubilee party is one; we are united in transforming this country. Let us leave behind petty politics of division and ethnicity as advised by the President yesterday,” said Dr Ruto.

The Deputy President was accompanied by Paul Chepkwony (Kericho Governor), Kipchumba Murkomen (Senate Majority Leader), Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho Senator), MPs Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu) and Gichimu Githinji (Gichugu).

Others were Japheth Mutai (Bureti), Kipsengeret Koros (Sigowet/Soin), Hillary Kosgey (Kipkelion West), Brighton Yegon (Konoin) and Joyce Korir (Woman Rep, Bomet).