President Ruto says political noise is a sign of democracy

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) Presiding Bishop Calisto Odede, President William Ruto and First Lady Rachel Ruto during the 25th Anniversary Celebrations of the ministry at the Karen Branch on November 27, 2022. PPS

President William Ruto has said the noise in the country is a clear indicator that everyone is doing their work and everything will fall in place as his administration takes shape.

The President jetted into the country yesterday morning after an official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Korea. He steered clear of the ongoing process to remove four IEBC commissioners and the maize importation saga.

Speaking during Silver Jubilee celebrations at Citam Church in Karen, Ruto said he is happy the Executive, Judiciary, Parliament and the opposition are playing their roles.

“You have heard Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua talk of some noise in the country. The opposition is doing its job.

“The Executive will also do its work, while Parliament and the Judiciary serve Kenyans. Eventually everything will be okay, kindly support us,” he said.

The President reiterated that he was focused on improving the country, citing the Republic of South Korea that was at par with Kenya during independence but was now the 10th largest economy in the world.

He said sideshows will not derail him in his service delivery agenda for the next five years. Ruto told opponents it was too early to criticise his leadership.

The President thanked religious leaders for praying for peaceful elections, saying this enabled him and other elected leaders to ascend to power.

“We were prayed into victory despite the odds we faced during campaigns. I am promising that we will deliver on all the promises made to Kenyans as we toured the country in search of votes,” he said.

Gachagua told ODM leader Raila Odinga and Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka that if they were serious about calling for mass action they should have their children, who were nominated to East Africa Legislative Assembly, at the forefront.

Gachagua told faithful that the people who were against Ruto being elected president have regrouped and are now sponsoring sensational headlines in the media to portray the Kenya Kwanza government as having failed barely two months after taking over power.