Deputy President William Ruto has asked his opponents in the presidential election to stop employing threats and intimidation to advance their agenda.
The United Democratic Alliance Boss was speaking during his tour in Nairobi County where he visited areas of Motherland, Eastleigh and Kamkunji.
“Spare us the blackmail, threats, intimidation and the fear you want to sell to us. This is the year when we will deliver ourselves from the shackles of tribalism, threats and fear,” Ruto said.
While accompanied with various Nairobi County in the company of MPs Aden Duale (Garissa Township), George Theuri (Embakasi West), Nixon Korir (Lang’ata), Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu), James Gakuya (Embakasi North), Rigathi Gachagia (Mathira), George Theuri (Embakasi West), Millicent Omanga (nominated), UDA Chairman Johnson Muthama, former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru and a host of MCAs said that his main focus was to unite the country.
The Deputy President said that his government will establish a Sh5 billion annual kitty for small businesses operating in Nairobi County to cushion them from predatory lenders
“We will also build modern markets and initiate pro-investment laws that will oil the growth of such enterprises. This will advance our broad and inclusive plan of uplifting millions of ordinary Kenyans struggling to put food on the table.” He continued.
The DP once again hit out at those pushing for changes through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) saying his priority will not be altering the Constitution to create positions but rather creating jobs and opportunities for the youth.