Deputy President William Ruto has endorsed the move by the Wiper Democratic Movement to work with President Uhuru Kenyatta in the achievement of the government’s Big Four agenda.
Ruto lauded Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka for rallying his party members in supporting the Jubilee government’s agenda, terming the move as selfless.
Wiper’s National Executive Council on Saturday held a meeting at the party’s headquarters in Karen, Nairobi, where they reportedly resolved to support the govt.
After the meeting, Kalonzo the government had shown commitment in fighting corruption, adding that they would support the cause.
“After consultations with our greater membership and party structures, we commit to work with President Uhuru Kenyatta in his fight against corruption as well as his broad agenda of transforming this country under the Big Four agenda,” said Kalonzo Musyoka.
“Our nation has always been equipped to serve the needs of all Kenyans and spur economic progress but rampant corruption has been a major hindrance. We therefore laud President Kenyatta’s effort to decisively deal with corruption and set the stage for the Big Four agenda.”
Welcoming Kalonzo’s move, Ruto said: “The decision by Wiper and their leaders led by Kalonzo Musyoka to join Jubilee is a very important decision.”
He added: “As the government and Jubilee Party, we welcome the partnership of all parties, most recently the Wiper party. We welcome them so that we can work together as leaders and focus our attention, energy, and effort in ensuring we transform our country.”
The deputy president further urged leaders to shun divisive politics and focus their energies on service delivery.
“We held the elections, spoke about parties and leadership positions… those who were lucky were awarded those who didn’t there is a next time. What is now left is to deliver services to Kenyans,” said Ruto.
The DP was speaking on Sunday at a church service in Machakos County.