The Deputy President is fighting rich Kikuyus not supporting his bid because they will not take his handouts.
This is according to Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu, who has disclosed the tycoons (Mt Kenya Foundation) Ruto is fighting have employed more than 500, 000 Kenyans directly and support millions of others indirectly.
”The rich Kikuyus William Ruto is fighting because they will not take his handouts and wheelbarrows employ more than 500,000 young people directly; support millions indirectly. And educate thousands more,” Hon Ngunjiri Wambugu wrote.
Speaking in Laikipia over the weekend, DP Ruto dismissed the Mt Kenya Foundation meetings with ODM leader Raila Odinga and OKA principals, saying the real custodian of the vote was the people.
”Mimi siwezi enda interview kwa hoteli, kama kuna mahali nitaenda interview ni hapa kwenu ndio tujue vijana watapata kazi namna gani. Kuna majamaa wengine wako kwa mahoteli kule Nairobi ati nyinyi mumetuma hao waende wawafanyie interview watu ambao wanataka kuwa rais. Kuna mtu mmetuma kwa hoteli afanye interview watu wa kuwa rais? Mwenye kuamua urais wa Kenya ni nyinyi au watu wameketi kwa hoteli?” DP Ruto posed.
Wambugu, a stauch ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta took an issue with the deputy president’s politics in Mt Kenya, saying Ruto was trying hard to incite poor Kikuyus, while at the same time labelling those not supporting him as Mungiki.
”William Ruto hates rich Kikuyus because he can’t manipulate them with wheelbarrows or buy their loyalty with handouts. But he forgets that even the poor ones today will be rich tomorrow,” the MP wrote, adding:
”So William Ruto tries to incite the poor (mainly young) Kikuyus, against the rich (mainly old) Kikuyus. Then when the young guys see through this BS, he wants to call them ‘Mungiki!’”