Deputy President William Ruto has stated that he has never lost an election for 30 years since he first contested for a seat in 1997.
While addressing grassroots leaders from Murang’a County during a meeting at his official residence in Karen, Nairobi County on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, Ruto stated that he is an experienced politician who has not lost any election in his political career.
The second in command also endorsed leaders allied to his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party, noting that he would not allow them lose in the forthcoming 2022 general election.
During the meeting, DP Ruto endorsed lawyer Edward Muriu who is eyeing the Gatanga parliamentary seat. Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata got the blessing to go for the governor’s seat.
“I have been in the political scene for a long time. I have been here for 30 years since I first vied in 1997, to date. I have never lost an election,” Ruto stated.
“I want to ask you to walk with these leaders. You are the people to decide. However, I can tell you that you will not go wrong with these leaders. I have experience. Therefore, I cannot allow these people to come and lose,” the DP stated.
At the event, Ruto heaped praises on Kanga’ta, stating that the Senator showed leadership when he refused to be influenced to support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
“He is someone who loves the truth. You know, if most people are given big vehicles, offices for their positions, most of them will compromise,” Ruto stated.
“This man saw the truth in the BBI and he decided to write a letter. That letter brought him problems. That is a test of a leader,” the DP stated as he burst into laughter.
Other MPs present also praised Kanga’ta and asked the delegates to support the senator’s political ambitions.
“As we approach next year…I want to ask you to support Kanga’ta. We are praying that he gets the governor’s seat next year,” stated Embakasi West MP George Theuri.
On his part, Kanga’ta thanked Ruto for heaping praises on him and endorsing his candidature for the Muranga gubernatorial seat.
“Thanks to HE Dr. William Ruto for finding faith in my capabilities as a Murang’a gubernatorial candidate under UDA,” the Senator stated.