The DP asserted that he will not go to court if he lost the 2022 poll
Loyalty to PresidentThe DP insisted the Jubilee Party was unified, and told off MPs who are against him to join the opposition. “There are very few MPs who are part of that group called Kieleweke. Those MPs will end up in ODM,” The DP averred. Expressing agitation, Ruto said his relationship with the President was cordial, and that he was best suited to carry out the President’s agenda. He said such MPs should be ignored. Ruto stressed his loyalty to the President saying that besides soldering through the humiliating Hague trial in 2013 alongside Uhuru, he had also stood by him when the Supreme court nullified the 2017 election. “These MPs in Kieleweke cannot teach me to respect the President, I have stood beside him since 2002. They have made no contribution to the government. We have been together since our days in Kanu. That is over 20 years,” He said. “Between me and the Kieleweke MPs who would the President stand with? of course, me.” Addressing questions about his contributions in churches, which have led to inquiries about his immense source of wealth, he said that he has been doing business for 30 years, and that is where his money has come from. “I am not going to say which companies I own. I make these contributions because I am a Christian. The only reason they are complaining is because I do not come from a well-known father or mother and I started off by selling chicken,” the DP said.
Corruption warWhile commenting on the corruption war, he said the whole clamour was being politicised. “There are genuine efforts to fight corruption through investigations carried out by institutions such as Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and Directorate of Criminal Investigations which are on track,” he said. “However, there is propaganda being carried out by busybodies and politicians who are attending funerals and meetings across the country to trash the good efforts.” On plans to hold a constitutional referendum, he said he will only support such an initiative if it was to benefit the majority of Kenyans and not a few politicians. Ruto argued that a review of constituency boundaries as well as gender representation in leadership were some of the issues that should be raised in the constitutional debate. “The referendum must be an open conversation where everyone will be heard. W e cannot carry out a referendum to suit the needs of five people who want to share power,” he said. He noted that while women represent about 50 per cent of the Kenyan population, they had only a 10 per cent representation in leadership. The DP blamed the delays caused by the second election in 2017 for the Jubilee Government’s failure to honour its pledge to construct stadiums.