Deputy President William Ruto has exuded confidence that the Kenya Kwanza alliance will trounce the ODM leader Raila Odinga early in the morning, in the August 9, presidential election.
Speaking in Kakamega County on Saturday, February 12, during the Kenya Kwanza campaign trail, DP Ruto said that the move by ANC leader and his Ford Kenya counterpart to join him has made the August presidential election much easier.
Ruto noted that in the 2017 elections, him and President Uhuru Kenyatta won without the support of the key Western leaders who have now backed his quest for the presidency.
“Sisi tulishinda mzee was kitendawili akiwa bado an jeshi kubwa. Sai Musalia, Wetang’ula, and Kalonzo wamehama; si tutamshinda asubuhi ama namna gani?…(We defeated the riddle man( Raila Odinga) when he had strong soldiers. Now Musalia, Wetang’ula, and Kalonzo have deserted him; shall we not defeat him early ion the morning?).” Ruto posed.
The confidence by DP Ruto comes after ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang’ula joined him to form a strong team ahead of the August 9 election.
During the tour of the Vote-rich county, DP Ruto rubbished claims by Murang’a Women Representative Sabina Chege that the 2017 presidential elections were rigged in favor of Jubilee.
The second in command accused the Azimio la Umoja Movement of fueling unnecessary tension in the country with claims of 2017 rigging allegations.
“This is your scheme to talk about stolen votes because you want to orchestrate violence in our country and we want to tell you that you will fail and fail miserably. The people of Kenya will not allow you again to prosecute violence in our nation,” Ruto said.
“We defeated them in Kiambaa, Juja, and Msambweni and they did nothing. We are also telling them that they will do nothing on August 9 after we win the General Election,”