Presidential hopeful and Deputy President William Ruto has warned his political competitors to prepare for a tough battle in the 2022 General Elections.
Speaking in Meru on Friday, March Ruto said the race will not be a walk in the park and those thinking will beat him at the presidency will be in for a rude shock.
“Let them prepare for a tough race in the coming General Elections. It is not going to be a walk in the park. Let us compete on the platform of issues, ideologies and development track-record if we are to transform our country,” Ruto said.
He said those aspiring to contest should get to work and share their agenda with Kenyans rather than wait for endorsement from some leaders and their tribes.
The DP maintained that he is best suited to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.He said the Jubilee Government had laid a solid foundation for Kenya’s economic take-off and required a leader with an understanding of its development road-plan to take the country forward.
“We have sufficiently upgraded our infrastructure. Now, it is time to create jobs and make small enterprises grow and thrive,” he said.
Ruto spoke in Meru County where he launched a number of development projects in Igembe South, South Imenti and Central Imenti Constituencies.
He was accompanied by Mithika Linturi (Meru), Moses Kirima (Central Imenti), Mugambi Rindikiri (Buuri), John Paul Mwirigi (Igembe South) and Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira).
He said Kenya is past the politics of ethnicity and division.
“We have a duty to share our development credentials with the people if we are to get their support,” he explained.