Deputy President William Ruto has hinted once again at his plans of leaving the ruling Jubilee party ahead of 2022 Presidential election.
While speaking in West Pokot on Saturday, June 19, 2021, the second in command claimed that the Jubilee party was being killed in order to favor ethnic-based parties.
However, according to Ruto, ‘the hustler nation,’ is too large to be divided into ethnic groups, and will instead seek mandate through uniting Kenyans along economic ideals.
“Hawa watu wamevunja Jubilee, chama ya kitaifa, sasa wanatwambia twende kila mtu aanzishe chama ya kabila yake, tunawaambia hustler nation haiwezi kutoshea kwa kabila moja,” DP Ruto said.
DP Ruto also criticised the Jubilee-ODM alliance, saying the union was formed to keep the hustler nation which he commands out of the 2022 race.
The Second in command disclosed that he will run for president through the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
“Wamekwama na chama yote, sasa wanataka kuunganisha ODM na Jubilee, sasa historia ya Kenya jamani sijui itakuwaje,….wanafikiria hustler tutakosa chama ya kutupeleka mmbele, tuko macho, tuko na chama ya mahusstler , inaitwa UDA,” Ruto said.
Ruto further told off the proponents of the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2021 through BBI Bill, stating that it was not a priority for Kenyans.
“Kuna wale wanataka kutudanganya, ati shida ni ukabila, ati tubadilishe katiba ndio wapate vyeo, sisi tunawaambia shida ni uchumi, tubadilishe uchumi, kila mwananchi apate pesa kwa mfuko,” Ruto said.
“The economic model we are proposing will touch the lives of millions of Kenyans at the bottom of the social and economic pyramid. Through a bottom-up economic model resources will be channelled to small businesses at the grassroots to spur economic growth. This will be a priority” He added.
This comes barely a day after the Jubilee Party’s Secretary General Raphael Tuju announced that plans to formalize the union between the ruling party with the ODM party were in progress adding that the committee tasked with the process has been given 14 days to report back to the parties.