Deputy President William Ruto has maintained that the ruling party Jubilee is still united over the ongoing Mau Forest evictions.
Speaking in Murang’a over the weekend, Ruto said the Jubilee administration is united and held together with one focus to delivery services to Kenyans.
He said he is working with President Uhuru to deliver a super economy for Kenya and warned political leaders against making sentiments that might jeopardise the progress made with the building bridges initiative.
“How we move forward will be out of our commitment to making our country economically stable. That is guided by the Big Four Agenda. We will be judged not by how much politics we play but how much delivery we presided over to serve Kenyans,” said the DP.
He added: “Let us amplify the tenets that make us strong, respect for diversity, tolerance, inclusion, reconciliation, harmony and unity, and mute those that set us apart: tribalism, suspicion, exclusion, hatred, discord and division. This will allow consolidation of a prosperous country.”
Ruto’s remarks come after a section of Jubilee leaders differed over the Mau eviction.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen was last week seen inciting Mau evictees to stay put even as a section of Jubilee leaders said the move reeks of disobedience to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Responding to Murkomen, Sakaja told him to stop rubbishing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directives.
Jubilee Party, through secretary general Raphael Tuju, dismissed Kipchumba’s sentiments saying he was expressing his personal opinion.