In Summary
  • Deputy President William Ruto said he will not be deterred by propaganda spread by politicians out to undermine him politically.
  • Mr Ruto to opposition politicians to stop lecturing the Jubilee administration on how to govern.
  • Several western lawmakers have pledged to rally their constituents to support his 2022 presidential bid.

Deputy President (DP) William on Sunday said he is banking on the support of the church to deliver on his campaign pledges.

In a veiled attack on the Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga, Mr Ruto said he would not be shaken by the “lies and propaganda” being spread by opposition politicians who are out to undermine him politically.

“I have done a lot for churches across the country because I believe in promoting the work of God. But our competitors are troubled when I work closely with Christians because all they do is engage in telling stories and propaganda meant to cause divisions in the country,” said Dr Ruto.

The DP told opposition politicians to stop lecturing the Jubilee administration on how to govern.

A contingent of Western region lawmakers who accompanied Mr Ruto in his church visit said they would rally locals to support his 2022 presidential bid.

Among those who attended are: Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka, MPs Benjamin Washialia (Mumias East), Mr Emmanuel Wangwe (Navakholo), Mr Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani), Mr John Walukhe (Sirisia), Mr Malulu Injendi (Malava), Mr Dan Wanyama (Webuye West) were present

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale also pledged to campaign for the DP.

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