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Kalonzo Musyoka: Reject William Ruto for disrespecting Uhuru, Raila

Deputy President William Ruto and former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka at Parliament buildings where they had gone to pay their respect to former President Mwai Kibaki.

Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka has told off Deputy President William Ruto for disrespecting President Uhuru Kenyatta and Azimio la Umoja One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

Addressing rallies in Nairobi, yesterday, Kalonzo said the fact that Ruto has shown open disdain to the Head of State and Raila shows that he cannot respect any other Kenyan and does not deserve to be elected President.

"We have seen our Deputy President expressing anger against our President Uhuru Kenyatta, our presidential candidate Raila Odinga, our running mate Martha Karua and even Kalonzo Musyoka, this a dangerous trend for anyone who wants to be our next President," he said.

The Wiper leader recounted that when he served as Vice President to the late President Mwai Kibaki he respected him and that at no point did he utter any word against his boss whether in public or in private.

Kalonzo said that Kenyans were watching closely the conduct of Ruto which he termed as unpresidential.

He urged residents to rally behind the Azimio team saying it was the only hope for Kenyans.

The Wiper leader said that Kenyans were going to elect leaders that they trust and that is why they would rally behind Raila in his quest to be the fifth President of Kenya.

"Kenyans are on the verge of electing their fifth President who is none other Raila Odinga and his Deputy Martha Karua next week, I am going to serve this country as the Chief Cabinet Secretary in their administration," he said.

Kalonzo reiterated that he does not require sympathy from Ruto and his team since they have their own woes that they ought to deal with before pretending to champion his interests.

He asked Nairobi residents to vote for Polycarp Igathe as governor, ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna as Senator and re-elect Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris.

The Wiper leader promised that the Azimio government will ensure that the capital city is well managed.

"We are appealing to Nairobi city residents to give Raila enough foot soldiers for him to be able to deliver his agenda for the people of Nairobi, kindly do not let him down," he said.

Passaris said that the people of Kenya are going to follow the advice of President Kenyatta on whom they should vote for as their next President since he knows all the political leaders in the country and cannot be wrong.

Sifuna asked Azimio supporters to turn out in large numbers to vote for Raila to avoid dispute over the presidential election.

Igathe said that he will use his experience in the corporate world to turn around Nairobi to be a world-class city.