Deputy President William Ruto has said Kenyans are no longer interested in politics that does not help change their lives for the better.

Ruto said people had come to the realisation that changing the Constitution was only aimed at creating positions for a few leaders instead of transforming the country.

“As a people, the decision has been made. We are going to build an equal-opportunity society through an economic revolution that is anchored on the bottom-up model,” he said.

He spoke on Thursday when he met religious leaders from Embu County at his Karen residence.


Ruto claimed the proposed policy will create millions of jobs as well as a conducive business environment.

However, he noted that many political figures were not happy that Kenya was about to take off.

“There are multiple plans to derail it. But they will not succeed. We are building an indomitable alliance of the ordinary people that will propel this grand dream,” Ruto said.

Deputy President William Ruto when he met religious leaders from Embu County at his Karen residence

The DP said it was not going to be business as usual in Kenya.

“The poor will no longer be misused by the powerful to go up the political ladder,” he argued.

He insisted that the formation of political alliances will not make Kenya any better.

“It is not the alliance of the mighty but that of the lowly and the jobless that will create a revolution that will change our country,” he said.

On Tuesday Ruto dismissed the formation of political coalitions ahead of next year’s General Election, terming the alliances signs of defeat.

Speaking when he met with spiritual leaders from Tharaka Nithi County at his Karen Residence, the DP said Kenyans want leaders with programmes and plans on the creation of opportunities that will uplift lives of the ordinary people.

“They are using outdated strategies to avoid a defeat. The era of political groupings and endorsements is over,” Ruto said.

“How will I fail to defeat them if you are still coalescing in tribal outfits and with no agenda to take Kenya forward.”



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