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Aden Duale: William Ruto can leave a legacy like that of Kibaki

by Enock Ndayala

Garissa Township Member of Parliament Aden Duale has likened Deputy President William Ruto to the late President Mwai Kibaki.

The former leader of the majority in the National Assembly said just like Kibaki, it is only Ruto who can turn around the country’s ailing economic situation through his bottom-up economic model.

“The next president of Kenya must be like Mwai Kibaki, and the closest person to Kibaki is none other than William Ruto. I have worked with Ruto and he will be like Kibaki who transformed our economy,” Duale

Garissa Township Member of Parliament Aden Duale has likened Deputy President William Ruto to the late President Mwai Kibaki. Photo: Aden Duale/Twitter

Duale, who was speaking during Parliament’s special sitting for lawmakers on Wednesday, April 27, to eulogize Kenya’s third president exuded confidence that Ruto will never betray his allies just like Kibaki was.

Duale said Kibaki took him and other leaders as his political sons after they had differed with their then-party ODM.

“I had the privileged to serve with President Kibaki in the tenth parliament… I had a rare privileged to be very close to Kibaki when I differed with my party ODM in 2010 and president Kibaki, I, and many others including the current deputy president adopted us as his political sons and we survived until 2013,” Duale said.

Duale further cautioned his counterparts in the National Assembly against being hypocritical in their tributes to late president Mwai Kibaki.

“I want to urge my Christian brothers and sisters not to shed crocodile tears. We know those who made Kibaki’s life difficult in the 10th parliament and grand coalition government,” Duale said.

Kibaki who died on Friday, April 22, is expected to be laid to rest at his Othaya farm in Nyeri County on Saturday, April 30.

Kibaki served as the third president of Kenya from 2003 to 2013.

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