As the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta gains momentum, Deputy President William Ruto has today held a meeting with his allies in a move to strengthen his support base ahead of 2022 presidential election.
DP Ruto had toured Western region where he engaged with wananchi and grassroot leaders from Malava Constituency in Kakamega County led by MP Malulu Injendi.
Deputy President William Ruto has on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 held a meeting with grassroot leaders from Msambweni Constituency led by the newly elected Member of Parliament Feisal Bader at his home in Karen, Nairobi County.
During the meeting, DP Ruto stated that the dynamics of politics have changed and it is no longer about big names or the people in power that we are connected to but about our hard work, commitment and how we address the issues and aspirations of the ordinary people.
“The Msambweni by-election has opened a new chapter in the politics of our country. It is no longer about the big name that we carry. Not the people in power that we are connected to. It is about our hard work, commitment and how we address the issues and aspirations of the ordinary people.” Ruto stated.
This comes after Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany who is also a close ally to the deputy president Ruto had stated that they are ready to face off with the super alliance coalition being formulated by KANU Chairman Gideon Moi.
“It is good that they have realised that separately or divided they cannot face the Deputy President and even united, they cannot handle him. We are ready and they are most welcome,” Kositany stated.
While siting the example of Msambweni by-elections where Ruto’s man won, Kositany expressed his confidence that Ruto will win 2022 presidential election however big the coalition will be.
“However big the coalition will be, William Ruto will also have a huge coalition of the hustler nation and God. We will face them.
“We faced the same alliance during the Msambweni by-election but we still beat them. But such an alliance is very welcome. It is very healthy,” Soy MP noted.