Deputy President William Ruto has sparked conversation over his allegiance to his Jubilee Party, after a damning interview at a TV station.- By Gerald Gekara.
But speaking on Saturday, a section of leaders stood behind Ruto to defend him from ‘detractors to his 2022 bid’.
Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar pledged to rally leaders from the coast, calling bluff on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) that seeks to amend the constitution.
“We want to assure him that this is not his fight. It is ours. If we get 10 more years of what we are seeing and conform to these strategies like the BBI, then Kenyans will be oppressed,” He said.
They weighed in on the constitution review idea that was recently supported by President Uhuru, saying that Kenya’s problem was corruption and nothing needed to be amended in the constitution.
“What is this that is so urgent that needs to be changed in the constitution? Kenya’s problems are caused by run away Corruption which really needs to be tamed” said Omar.
However, the Deputy President took a swipe at those supporting the efforts to split Jubilee Party, asking them to quit and join the opposition.
“Those at Jubilee House who have decided their Presidential candidate will come from Orange House should pack and go. What are they doing at our party’s head office?” Ruto roared.
He said Jubilee will go into the polls with its development track record and does not need help from the opposition to do that.
“We are prepared and fit for 2022 based on our development record, issues and policies that will help our people.” he added.