28th November, 2021
Deputy President William Ruto was Sunday forced to intervene in a political rivalry between two of his allies in Mt. Kenya.
Supporters of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and the County Women Representative Wangui Ngirici engaged in political showdown moments before the DP arrived in the county.
The situation saw the DP call on all United Democratic Alliance (UDA) supporters and those eyeing various elective seats countrywide to embrace peace ahead of the 2022 General Election.
"We are a peaceful party. We do not want fights. The people who fight are known. We are peaceful people, and we have plans," he told Kirinyaga residents.
While reading the riot act to both Ms Waiguru and Ms Ngirici, but without mentioning names, Ruto said leaders should provide solutions to unemployment.
"The youth are looking for a future and want leaders to provide solutions to their joblessness. We must say no to war," he said.
The DP said he would not have a hand in the nomination, and that the process would be dictated by wananchi when the time comes.
"In the UDA party, there will be free and fair nominations. There is no need to be afraid. I invite all aspirants to this party of peace," said Ruto.