2022 RACE

I'm not inciting youth through 'bottom-up' approach — Ruto

Ruto said that he is aware of the plans that his opponents have against him.

In Summary

• Ruto said that the Bottom-Up approach will be realised in his administration, whereby the common citizens will be involved in building the economy.

• The DP hit out at his opponents who have been criticizing him for inciting the youth with his agenda.

Deputy President William Ruto has expressed optimism that his team will form the next government to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.

While addressing hundreds of Sultan Hamud residents in Kilome, Makueni County Tuesday, the DP said that the next government will accommodate every Kenyan.

“We have agreed that in this country, no one will be left behind. Every time, they have been telling us to change the Constitution to create a prime minister’s post and to share power. We are telling them this time that before talking about changing the Constitution, let us change our economy,” Ruto said.

Ruto said that the Bottom-Up approach will be realised in his administration, whereby the common citizens will be involved in building the economy.

The DP hit out at his opponents who have been criticizing him for inciting the youth with his agenda.

“When I said that let us start with those who are jobless, before debating on amending the Constitution and sharing positions, is that an incitement? Ruto asked.

Deputy President William Ruto addressing hundreds of Sultan Hamud residents in Kilome, Makueni County on Tuesday.
Deputy President William Ruto addressing hundreds of Sultan Hamud residents in Kilome, Makueni County on Tuesday.
Image: DPPS

He said that bodaboda riders, among other small businesses, are paying the taxes to the government, just like other leaders, hence, the need to be involved in government formation.

Ruto also said that he is well informed about his bottom-up approach, and will not topple since he has been part of the government that developed hundreds of kilometres of roads and electric connectivity among others.

The DP added that he is aware of the plans that his opponents have against him, and he is well prepared as well to face them.

Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok, MPs Victor Munyaka, Nimrod Mbai, Katoo Ole Metito, Josphat Kabeabea, Mary Seneta, former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, and former Nairobi Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke are among the leaders who accompanied the DP.

Edited by D Tarus

Deputy President William Ruto addressing hundreds of Sultan Hamud residents in Kilome, Makueni County on Tuesday.
Deputy President William Ruto addressing hundreds of Sultan Hamud residents in Kilome, Makueni County on Tuesday.
Image: DPPS