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Jubilee Alliance Party, a solution to tribal politics in Kenya, says Deputy President William Ruto

By DPPS | August 2nd 2015
Deputy President William Ruto

Tribalism is still the biggest challenge to the unity of Kenyans, Deputy President William Ruto has said.

He said Kenyans should discourage divisive politics based on ethnic and political backgrounds.

The deputy president said it is because of this reason that Jubilee has resolved to bring all its affiliate parties under the Jubilee Alliance Party in a bid to unite all Kenyans.

“As Jubilee we are leading the way in uniting Kenyans by collapsing all affiliate parties in favour of JAP ahead of 2017 general election,” said Mr. Ruto.

He asked leaders to demonstrate their seriousness in uniting the people irrespective of their ethnic and political persuasions.

“We cannot talk of unity as a nation if we are divided politically. We must work as leaders to demonstrate our commitment to the unity of our people,” said Mr. Ruto.

 “The way the Jubilee administration is working with all leaders across the country irrespective of ethnic and political backgrounds in implementing its development agenda is one way of uniting Kenyans,” he added.

He made the remarks when he addressed residents at Kobujoi grounds where he attended an interdenominational service organized by 82 churches in Nandi County and another meeting at Bishop Makarios Secondary School.

The Deputy President said plans were underway to start Artificial Insemination (AI) centers in the region to cater for the needs of dairy farmers.

“We want to start more liquid nitrogen centers in Kakamega and Kitale to make access to Al services easy for farmers. Al is costs also being reduced to make it affordable by many farmers,” he said.

Ruto said milk production is key to improvement of living standards among many farmers emphasizing on the need for Kenyans to invest heavily in the sector.

The Deputy President called for concerted efforts in the fight against corruption.

“We must stand firm together and say no to corruption, wastage and mismanagement of public resources,” he said.

MPs who accompanied him included Julius Melly (Tinderet), Peter Shehe (Ganze), Stephen Sang (Nandi), Elijah Langat (Chesumei), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), Cornelly Serem (Aldai), Zipporah Kering (Nandi), Jones Mlolwa (Voi), Beatrice Alachi (nominated senator), John Waluke (Sirisia), Rachel Shebesh (Nairobi), Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete) and Nandi Governor Cleophas Lagat.

The leaders said they will embrace unity of all Kenyans and will partner with churches in preaching unity.

“We want unity of all Kenyans and we will partner with the church in preaching peace and unity,” said Ms. Shebesh.

Mr. Waititu said Central Kenya will give full support to Deputy President when he will seek for the top seat come 2022 elections.

“We shall return the favour for Mr. Ruto for supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2013 and in 2017 elections,” said Mr. Waititu.

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