Deputy President William Ruto says he is ready to face off with President Uhuru Kenyatta and was eagerly waiting for the contest, just hours after the Head of State promised a political rebuttal against his detractors as well as campaigns across the country explaining what the ruling party has been able to achieve when in power.
Speaking in Kakamega county on Tuesday, DP Ruto said he had been in government long enough to know policies are drafted in offices but their implementation required leaders on the ground, on top of cars. In an apparent response to President Uhuru.
”You make theories in offices and you implement the plan sometimes on top of cars. I have been in government long enough to understand that policies and theoretical works are done in offices but implemented on the ground that sometimes entails doing so from the car tops.
They are obsessed with managing their succession but I want to tell them that we are ready for that contest my friends, bring it on. Tuko tayari kabisa,” Ruto said.
President Uhuru said in Mombasa yesterday he and his party have been at work all through as others politic round the clock, adding that he will now hit the road because it is now time to do politics.
DP Ruto, currently on tour in Kakamega county also told President Kenyatta the success of Jubilee was something they did together and the Head of State was wasting his time trying to deny him credit.
”You cannot deny me as deputy president the credit for many projects that we have achieved together. It is not going to happen my friends. Anybody imagining that they can deny me credit is wasting their time.”
President Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga are at the end of this month expected to kickstart joint campaigns for Odinga’s stab at the presidency, as their respective Jubilee and ODM parties convene national delegate conferences to ratify a coalition agreement under the Azimio la Umoja banner.