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Ruto: 2022 presidential poll debate unhealthy

By Osinde Obare and Fred Kibor | July 3rd 2016 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

Deputy President William Ruto has termed the 2022 presidential election debate by a section of Jubilee leaders, unhealthy. He hit out at the leaders propagating it saying they have introduced the debate too soon yet there were more important issues at hand like implementing the party's manifesto.
"I want to ask those introducing unnecessary debate on 2022 elections to stop as Jubilee's focus is on development and 2017 polls," said Ruto.
Speaking at Kipkeikei Boys High school in Trans-Nzoia County, Ruto said the 2022 poll debate is creating unnecessary rifts within Jubilee.
He said Jubilee is well prepared for the 2017 elections and the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
"As Jubilee we are organised. We have clear manifesto and policy programmes and we know who is our presidential candidate and we should stop engaging in unnecessary debates," said Ruto.
The DP was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Eugene Wamalwa (Water) and Charles Keter (Energy), Trans-Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba and some Members of Parliament.
He however said he was set to face any presidential candidate in 2022 polls adding that Kenyans will decide when that time comes.
"I'm ready to face them in 2022 but for now my focus is to ensure Jubilee wins the 2017 General Election," he said.
The DP said the Opposition lack ideologies and policies that will drive the country to prosperity.
Ruto said CORD unlike Jubilee has not identified its presidential candidate and is dogged with confusion on who among its three co-principals should be the flag bearer.
The DP assured those who will seek Jubilee tickets for various seats of free and fair nomination in 2017 adding that the wishes of the party members will be respected.

Ruto who later launched the last mile electricity connectivity in the area said the government is focused in ensuring 70 per cent of Kenyans are connected to power by the end of next year.

Concerning the maize shortage, Ruto said the Government will release one million bags to be sold to millers and ensure the price of maize flour remains low.


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