- Deputy President William Ruto dismisses claims of divisions within Jubilee Party.
- Mr Ruto says the focus of the government on Big Four development agenda.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, have reassured the country that they are committed to uniting Kenyans amid claims that there are factions threatening to tear Jubilee Party apart over 2022 politics.
Instead, DP Ruto accused the media of peddling falsehoods over the ruling party's alleged factions.
Speaking on Sunday at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Parish, Ridgeways in Kiambu County, President Kenyatta said the country’s attainment of its development goals depends on peace and unity.
“There is nothing we cannot achieve…because we are committed to bringing our people together,” Mr Kenyatta said.
The Head of State urged the church’s peace ambassadors to spread their efforts countrywide.
“Where people sow hatred, you shall sow love. Where people sow division, you shall sow unity because at the end of the day that is what shall ensure we take our country forward,” Mr Kenyatta said.
In his sermon, Cardinal Njue asked Christians to be instruments of peace in the family, community and country.
Mr Ruto and former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta also attended the Sunday mass which was conducted by Cardinal John Njue and also marked the official inauguration of the parish.
Speaking later at the Joy Celebrations Centre in Naivasha, Mr Ruto insisted that the party was united under the leadership of Mr Kenyatta.
The DP maintained that there was no competition with the ruling party either between his allies or those of his boss Mr Kenyatta.
““There no divisions in Jubilee and only those with parochial beliefs are advancing this position,” announced the DP.
He said all the Jubilee leaders we be rallied towards supporting Jubilee's Big Four Agenda and the fight against corruption.