William Ruto says Central Kenya politicians insisting on their own political parties as a condition for supporting his 2022 presidential bid are tribalists been on dividing Kenyans.
Speaking in Karen when he hosted a delegation of Tharaka Nithi County clergy at his official residence, the Deputy President said UDA will not get into any coalition with parties promoting tribal agenda.
On Tuesday, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who has publicly declared he will vote for DP Ruto as president in 2022 said leaders forming coalitions and alliances ahead of next year’s elections have ignored the mountain, “yet they want votes from this region”.
Kuria, who is popularising his Chama Cha Kazi, appears to have fallen out with Ruto, telling him to choose if he (the DP) wanted their support or not.
“Nobody should tell us that for us to support them we need to join their parties. If they do not want us to support them, they should tell us because we cannot support them forcefully. It is our right,” he said in an apparent salvo directed at Ruto.
The controversial lawmaker, who previously enjoyed close ties with UDA has told presidential aspirants that it will not be a smooth ride as they seek votes in Mt Kenya.
“We are not fans to cheer as others dance to their own songs. We have our own tunes and we will dance to them the best way we know-how,” he added.