Deputy President William Ruto has yet again made it clear that he cannot work with ODM party leader Raila Odinga, explaining the reasons for his decision.
In a heated interview with Royal Media Services’ Inooro FM, the DP asserted that he and Odinga were working on two different economic models, making it impossible to have a common ground.
The self-styled chief hustler explained that while the ODM leader is keen on the trickle-down economic model, the hustler nation which Ruto leads prefers the bottom-up approach.
“How can we work together? While he is saying change the constitution to have tribal kings in government, I am saying that we should help the hustlers,” Ruto stated.
“He is talking of trickle-down, I am talking of bottom-up. We cannot work together clearly, we are competitors.”
Ruto affirmed that the final verdict will be given by the Kenyan people who will decide who occupies the top seat come 2022.
The second in command also dismissed any plans to form an alliance with any other political party stating that he was not, adding that he was banking on the hustlers to vote for him.
In the tell-it all interview, Ruto also accused President Uhuru Kenyatta and his allies of being out to frustrate him, linking his woes to his interest in succeeding Uhuru in 2022.
In particular, Ruto cited his blocked trip to Uganda, the purge on his allies in both Parliament and Senate as ways in which the state was exasperating him.
“For four years, people have been saying things to me. Oh, I don’t know Ruto is competing with the President, I don’t know he has disrespected the President… All these things I have denied. Even that Wilson issue is to put me in a position to argue with them. I have left them to God,” he stated.