“I Don’t Mind Working with Raila come 2022,” Says Ruto
Deputy President William Ruto has said he is willing to work with everyone including the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga as long as they are sharing the same ideology to stabilize Kenya’s economy.
On Thursday morning during an interview with Radio Citizen, DP Ruto said his vision for this country to a large extent coincides with that of ODM leader Raila Odinga.
“I will work with everyone who shares an ideology with us. I will work with everyone who shares an approach to stabilizing the economy through the bottom-up model. If Raila is that person, what stops me from working with him?” said Ruto.
During the interview, Ruto accused many national leaders of retreating to their tribal cocoons.
“The former Prime Minister and I read from the same script on the need to have political parties that have a national outlook. Unlike other leaders, who believe in ethnic-based political parties, Raila and I are pushing for a few political outfits which can be embraced nationally. We have seen many leaders go back to their tribesmen, from political parties to bargain a pre-or post-election alliance. We need political parties that transcend the borders of ethnicity,” said DP Ruto.
While referring to the “Sacred Alliance” between Kanu’s Gideon Moi, ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi, Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula, Ruto said they are displaying tribal outfits and they lack any philosophical, ideological, or policies.
“If you go to Wiper, it belongs to Ukambani people. ANC is a Western party just like Ford-Kenya. Kanu, which was formerly a national party, is now confined in Baringo. And now the Coast leaders are pushing for their own party,” said Ruto.