Deputy President William Ruto has urged the Western Kenya region to support his 2022 presidential bid because he married from there.
Addressing a roadside rally at Likuyani on Wednesday, December 12, Ruto who was on his first-day tour in the region said the Western region should vote for him because he married their daughter Rachel Ruto.
The deputy president told Kakamega residents that they should stand with their daughter adding that his win in 2022 will be a win for his Likuyani in-laws and the entire Western region as it will boast of having the First Lady.
“I have several home affairs to highlight, Likuyani people, this is where I got my wife Rachael and the Bible says that we should love our neighbors, if you corner me this time around then I will accuse you of abandoning me to God,” he said.
The deputy president who is on his two-day Western tour in Kakamega to popularise his Bottom-Up economic model ahead of his titanic battle with ODM leader Raila Odinga further urged his in-laws Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) to join his camp.
Ruto who has several times claimed to have conquered the huge voting bloc of the Mt Kenya region said it would be easier for him and the two politicians to mount a serious presidential contest and trounce ODM leader Raila Odinga in the 2022 polls.
“They are telling Mudavadi and Wetang’ula to support Raila to remain relevant in politics; that narrative is outdated. I want to ask my brothers to join me so that together we can form the next government,” William Ruto said.
Ruto was flanked by Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa, Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), John Waluke (Sirisia), former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, former Sports CS Rashid Echesa, UDA vice-chairperson Seth Panyako and Law Society of Kenya president Nelson Havi.