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Ruto wonders why President Uhuru prefers buying politicians instead of feeding the hungry

by Enock Ndayala

Deputy President William Ruto has expressed his dissatisfaction with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to buy political aspirants that appear to have higher odds of winning in this year’s General Election.

Addressing a rally in Mombasa, the deputy president claimed that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee government has been spending billions of taxpayer’s money meant for Agriculture to fund Jubilee campaigns, especially in the vote-rich Mt Kenya region.

According to the deputy president, the ruling outfit has spent at least KSh1 billion in the past one week to buy back politicians who had decamped to other parties.

Deputy President William Ruto has expressed his dissatisfaction with President Uhuru Kenyatta's move to buy political aspirants that appear to have higher odds of winning in this year’s General Election.
Deputy President William Ruto has expressed his dissatisfaction with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to buy political aspirants that appear to have higher odds of winning in this year’s General Election. Photo: William Ruto/Twitter.

“At the time when citizens are dying of hunger in various parts of Kenya, KSh 1 billion has been released to buy politicians to return to Jubilee. Do these people really understand what going hungry means?

“The biggest shame ever is when a government uses a billion shillings in a month where there are people dying of hunger, to buy politicians instead of food for the people,” William Ruto said.

His sentiments were echoed by Kikuyu Member of Parliament Kimani Ichungwa who warned those misusing public funds to buy politicians that their efforts will end up being an exercise in futility.

“You will buy politicians but they cannot buy the people who are eager for change,” Ichung’wa said.

City lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullah said although the move by the Jubilee party leader to buy politicians will make revive the Jubilee party to become the second-largest outfit after the polls, it will not stop the deputy president from ascending to power.

“As of this evening, looks like President Uhuru will fail miserably in his primary goal to stop William Ruto from becoming the 5th President of Kenya but will succeed resoundingly in his secondary goal of making my beloved Jubilee the second largest party in Parliament after UDA and ahead of ODM,” he said in a Tweet.

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