Nairobians cannot accept a puppet imposed on them – Ruto


The Deputy President, William Ruto stated on Tuesday that Nairobians cannot accept a puppet imposed on them, as they cannot be dictated on who to elect.

Ruto asserted that those putting up spirited fights to ensure Sakaja is locked out of the August elections that they will not succeed.

Speaking when he led a section of Kenya Kwanza leaders for the Nairobi economic forum at Ngong racecourse, the DP said they are not going to succumb to threats from some quarters that are after installing their projects.

In his words:

“There is no way in the 21st century that the people of Kenya can accept a puppet to be imposed on them in Nairobi or in Kenya.

“On August 9, chest thumbing and insults will end, we want to tell them there is only one way and that is the democratic route to a peaceful Kenya.

“We must say no to the use of young people to cause conflict or perpetuate violence by people who want to get to power using every means possible.

“This year’s manifesto will be written together with the common citizen. We want it to cover speak for every stakeholder in Nairobi and enrich it so that everyone is proud of it.”

His running mate Rigathi Gachagua on his part represented the coalition at a similar forum in Kirinyaga.

Ruto also held rallies at Mlango Kubwa, Huruma and Mathare among other areas during his tour of the city.

He sought to popularize his bid while campaigning for the Kenya Kwanza leaders from the county.

The presidential candidate who was accompanied by ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi among other leaders also urged voters to consider what they will get in return once they elect a leader rather than voting to give one a chance to be in power.

Mudavadi on his part said they want to win the election in round one.