[PHOTOS] Ruto takes uchumi kwanza agenda to Kalonzo's backyard

Ruto said he respects the President's decision to back the former Prime Minister.

In Summary

• Ruto led the Kenya Kwanza Alliance in hunting for votes in the Eastern region.

• Uhuru on Wednesday backed Raila for the top seat during his Sagana III meeting saying Ruto is not qualified to lead Kenya.

Deputy President William Ruto took the Uchumi Kwanza agenda to the people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County on February 24, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto took the Uchumi Kwanza agenda to the people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County on February 24, 2022.
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Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday took the Uchumi Kwanza agenda to the people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County.

Tseikuru is the home of Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka.

Deputy President William Ruto took the Uchumi Kwanza agenda to the people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County on February 24, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto took the Uchumi Kwanza agenda to the people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County on February 24, 2022.
Image: DPPS

Ruto who led the Kenya Kwanza Alliance rally was accompanied by Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya) and UDA Chairman Johnson Muthama.

Deputy President William Ruto took the Uchumi Kwanza agenda to the people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County on February 24, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto took the Uchumi Kwanza agenda to the people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County on February 24, 2022.
Image: DPPS

He, however, said the ODM lead should step forward and face him instead of competing him in the shadows of the President.

Deputy President William Ruto took the Uchumi Kwanza agenda to the people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County on February 24, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto took the Uchumi Kwanza agenda to the people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County on February 24, 2022.
Image: DPPS

Other leaders present were MPs Nimrod Mbai (Kitui East), Vincent Musyoka (Mwala), Kithure Kindikii (Tharaka Nithi), former Nairobi deputy governor Jonathan Mueke and a host of MCAs and aspirants.

The people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County during the Kenya Kwanza rally on February 24, 2022.
The people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County during the Kenya Kwanza rally on February 24, 2022.
Image: DPPS

Ruto said the August general election will pit those that are for the creation of jobs and enterprise expansion for ordinary Kenyans against believers of patronage, trickle-down economic approach and handouts, adding "Kenyans will decide."

The DP also weighed in on President Uhuru Kenyatta's endorsement of the ODM leader Raila Odinga for the Presidency.

Deputy President William Ruto took the Uchumi Kwanza agenda to the people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County on February 24, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto took the Uchumi Kwanza agenda to the people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County on February 24, 2022.
Image: DPPS

Uhuru on Wednesday backed Raila for the top seat during his Sagana III meeting saying Ruto is not qualified to lead Kenya.

The people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County during the Kenya Kwanza rally on February 24, 2022.
The people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County during the Kenya Kwanza rally on February 24, 2022.
Image: DPPS

Ruto said he respects the President's decision to back the former Prime Minister.

Deputy President William Ruto took the Uchumi Kwanza agenda to the people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County on February 24, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto took the Uchumi Kwanza agenda to the people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North and Mathuki-Mui in Mwingi Central, Kitui County on February 24, 2022.
Image: DPPS
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