[PHOTOS] We'll not buy fear or succumb to threats - Ruto

Ruto said Raila is known for planning violence adding that it is time he should stop misusing the youths.

In Summary

• The DP said leaders and supporters of the Hustler Movement will not succumb to threats, blackmail and intimidation employed by their detractors to manage the country's politics.

• He also told the ODM party leader to uphold election laws during the upcoming general election. 

Deputy President William Ruto addresses Embakasi East residents when he held a rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
Deputy President William Ruto addresses Embakasi East residents when he held a rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
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Deputy President William said Kenyans will not buy fear or succumb to threats after his rally on Sunday was disrupted by rowdy youth.

Ruto blamed ODM leader Raila Odinga for the disruption of his rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Embakasi East Sunday which saw rowdy youths cause a commotion during the rally.

Embakasi East residents attend Deputy President William Ruto's rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
Embakasi East residents attend Deputy President William Ruto's rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
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He said the ODM leader is known for planning violence adding that it is time he should stop misusing the youths.

"Shame on you bwana kitendawili for hiring youths to come and stone people here. You won't intimidate us with violence," Ruto said.

Embakasi East residents attend Deputy President William Ruto's rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
Embakasi East residents attend Deputy President William Ruto's rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
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He added: " You planned violence in Kindle, you have come here again in Embakasi to mobilise youths to stone us. We will not allow you to instil fear in the people of Kenya by using violence".

Deputy President William Ruto addressing Embakasi East residents when he held a rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
Deputy President William Ruto addressing Embakasi East residents when he held a rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.

He also told the ODM party leader to uphold election laws during the upcoming general election. 

Embakasi East residents attend Deputy President William Ruto's rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
Embakasi East residents attend Deputy President William Ruto's rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
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The DP said leaders and supporters of the Hustler Movement will not succumb to threats, blackmail and intimidation employed by their detractors to manage the country's politics.

Embakasi East residents attend Deputy President William Ruto's rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
Embakasi East residents attend Deputy President William Ruto's rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
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Ruto also stated that the Bottom-Up Economic agenda is an investment in hard-working Kenyans without discriminating the size of their business or the nature of their work.

Embakasi East residents attend Deputy President William Ruto's rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
Embakasi East residents attend Deputy President William Ruto's rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
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"If we can satisfy the hunger of young people for jobs, small traders for growth, and farmers for a reliable market we will build a new generation of prosperity. That is what the Bottom-Up Economic Model is about," Ruto said.

Deputy President William Ruto addressing Embakasi East residents when he held a rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
Deputy President William Ruto addressing Embakasi East residents when he held a rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
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Ruro was in the company of Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, MPs Aden Duale (Garissa Township), Benjamin Gathiru (Embakasi Central), James Gakuya (Embakasi North), George Theuri (Embakasi West), Kimani Ichung'wah (Kikuyu), Kiambu Women representative Gathoni Wa Muchomba, Nixon Korir (Lang’ata).

Former LSK President Nelson Havi addressing Embakasi East residents during Deputy President William Ruto's rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
Former LSK President Nelson Havi addressing Embakasi East residents during Deputy President William Ruto's rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
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Others were Millicent Omanga (Nominated Senator), John Kiarie (Dagoretti South), Simon Mbugua (EALA) Sylvanus Osoro (South Mugirango), Githua Wamacukuru (Kabete), Wilson Sossion (Nominated), Bishop Margaret Wanjiru (Former Starehe MP), Ferdinand Waititu (Former Kiambu Governor), former LSK President Nelson Havi and a host of MCAs were also present.

Deputy President William Ruto addressing Embakasi East residents when he held a rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
Deputy President William Ruto addressing Embakasi East residents when he held a rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
Deputy President William Ruto addressing Embakasi East residents when he held a rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
Deputy President William Ruto addressing Embakasi East residents when he held a rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
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Deputy President William Ruto addressing Embakasi East residents when he held a rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
Deputy President William Ruto addressing Embakasi East residents when he held a rally at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
Image: DPPS