Deputy President William Ruto has ruled out possibility of accepting rigged presidential election results describing himself too intelligent to fall victim.
Ruto made the pronouncement days after he alleged of a ploy to rig the upcoming August 9 polls by players he didn’t mention.
“If you look at me, I am not the type that anybody can steal their votes from. It is not possible,” Ruto said. “Let me give you my word that this election will not be rigged, and I have complete faith in our electoral processes,” he continued.
Following victories in Msambweni, Juja and Kiambaa, the Deputy President claimed he was confident of winning in the August elections, with the latter illustrating the impossibility of vote-rigging in Kenya.
He also criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta’s March 2018 handshake with opposition leader Raila Odinga, arguing that it slowed the country’s development but opened his eyes.
“The only thing they (handshake team) can do is maybe to cause violence. However, even on that, we shall not allow it to happen,” he said.
Ruto is later scheduled to discuss opportunities and outlook for change arising from Kenya’s upcoming general election at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in Chatham House.
He is also expected to share his vision of a ‘bottom-up’ economic model for Kenya’s long-term prosperity.
He began his three-day visit to the UK on Sunday, just a day after wrapping up his trip to the United States.