Joho said he would work with Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and other like-minded leaders to block Ruto from leading the country
The firebrand Mombasa boss further pointed out that corrupt leaders should not be given a chance steer the country
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has taken a dig at Deputy President William Ruto.
Speaking on Tuesday, Governor Joho vowed that Ruto would not succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2022 General Election.
He said he would work with Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and other like-minded leaders to block Ruto from leading the country.
The firebrand Mombasa boss further pointed out that corrupt leaders should not be given a chance steer the country.
Â â€œYou should resist corruption and corrupt leaders. Letâ€™s be careful to ensure our lives are in safe hands. Only leaders who value humanity will improve peopleâ€™s lives.
Say what you want and do what you want, but politics is a game. We will deal with you (Ruto) by working with your opponents. Let us not blame one another. Letâ€™s see what will happen come 2022,â€ the said Joho.
The Mombasa chief spoke during the opening of a maternal high dependency unit at the Coast General Provincial Hospital (CPGH) built by Safaricom Foundation.
Ruto returned to the Coast on Sunday for his tenth visit with promises of projects worth billions of shillings, saying the projects had already been budgeted for.
The Deputy President, who has declared that he requires "no one's permission" to tour any part of the country, said the projects had already been budgeted for.
He announced that the Government wanted to implement projects touching on education, electricity, roads and water.
"We will be coming here with the President (Uhuru Kenyatta) before December to launch the construction of the Mombasa-Mtwapa-Kanamai dual carriage road," said Ruto.
The DP was accompanied by a number of Coast MPs led by Coast Parliamentary Group chairman and Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori.
He also promised to work more closely with the region's leaders.
â€œIf you tell us about land issues, poor roads and lack of water, you are raising the issues on behalf of the people who elected you. I will not stop touring the country and will be returning to the Coast region. The Coast people employed me as their Deputy President and I have a responsibility to visit them and listen to their problems. God willing I will come even a thousand times,â€ he said.
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