Deputy President William Ruto has asked National Super Alliance(NASA) leaders not to obstruct President Uhuru Kenyatta’s development agenda to Kenyans.
According to Ruto, the opposition leaders have been pushing the President to lead efforts to amend the Constitution to have a system of governance that would accommodate all of them.
“The President works for the 47 million Kenyans not opposition leaders who cannot agree on anything,”
Ruto said it is not the responsibility of the President to resolve opposition leader’s problems.
“Now that the plan seems to have hit a dead end, they want the President to bring them together. One of them says he still has bullets, another one says he cannot work with a certain person while the other says he wants money from the Political Parties Fund,” Ruto said.
The DP also responded to criticism by the President of his hustler campaign.
Ruto said that it was now the turn of the Kenyatta to help hustlers and uplift their living standards adding he does not understand the fuss about his hustler campaign.
“Everyone knows I assisted Raila to become the Prime Minister and Uhuru to become President, what’s the fuss with my agenda to help hustlers this time round?” he posed.
On donations to churches, Ruto said he has faced many accusations whenever he makes cash donations to churches.
He maintained that he would continue giving cash donations to churches, youth and women’s groups.
“When you were looking for votes you gave out Sh100 but you did not call it handout. But when I am giving to churches, boda bodas and mama mbogas, it becomes handout. We may not be geniuses, but we are not fools,” he said.
Ruto pleaded with his critics to understand him whenever he donates to religious causes.
“We are waiting for the day when we will not be taking thousands or millions of shillings to the church. I can’t wait for the day when we will be donating billions of shillings to church,” he said.
He said his government will respect the church and religion.
On Friday, Uhuru said some leaders do not have plans for transforming the lives of Kenyans and have instead resorted to dishing out handouts.
“Kenyans don’t want handouts. They want to be given the ability to fend for themselves,” the President said.
The head of state spoke when he inspected the construction of the multibillion-shilling Thwake Dam in Makueni county.
Raila also charged Ruto that he is busy donating million of shillings to churches belong to Shimo la Tewa Prison.
Raila said that the money being donated by the DP belongs to the kenyans and it was acquired through fraud.
He said Kenyans are suffering as a results of leaders stealing public funds and using the ill-gotten wealth to popularise themselves.
“People are struggling to get food and other basic needs yet these are rights… they are suffering because a few people have taken their money and are moving to every corner of the country pretending to help them,” he said.
Ruto spoke yesterday during a Sunday Service at New Breed City Chapel, Kiambu Road and African Holy Ghost Christian Church, Huruma, Nairobi County.
He was accompanied by MPs Nixon Korir (Langata), Benjamin Gathiru (Embakasi Central), John Kiarie (Dagoretti South), James Gakuya (Embakasi North), George Theuri (Embakasi West), Millicent Omanga (nominated), Alice Wahome (Kandara), Joyce Korir (Bomet County), Gichunge Kabeabea (Tigania East), Florence Jematiah (EALA), Eric Muchangi (Runyenjes), and former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru.