Ruto speaks on unity following hostile reception in Busia

"We believe that it is Unity, that we can overcome all the challenges that we have as a nation," Ruto said.

In Summary

•Speaking on Sunday during his visit to Kiambaa for thanksgiving over the election of Kiambaa MP John Njuguna Wanjiku, Ruto said he is determined to unite the country.

•"We believe that it is Unity, coming together that we can overcome all the challenges that we have as a nation," Ruto said.

Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday called for peace and unity in the country. https://bit.ly/2ZrIZHR

Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday called for peace and unity in the country.

Speaking on Sunday during his visit to Kiambaa for thanksgiving over the election of Kiambaa MP John Njuguna Wanjiku, Ruto said he is determined to unite the country.

"We believe that it is Unity, coming together that we can overcome all the challenges that we have as a nation," Ruto said.

"We do not believe in ethnic parties and ethnic mobilization and corner arrangements. We believe in working together."

On Saturday, several vehicles from Ruto's motorcade were destroyed when a section of youth protested his tour of Busia Town.

The culprits were youth who were chanting pro-ODM slogans as they threw stones at the DP’s motorcade.

Eight suspects have already been arrested in connection to the violence.

Interior CS Fred Matiangi has condemned the attack on the Deputy President, asking Busia County Commissioner to work closely and urgently with police to identify organisers and perpetrators of the disruption.

The CS urged security agents to act fairly and demonstrate neutrality when handling political gatherings.

His sentiments were echoed by Police IG Hillary Mutiambai who urged Kenyans to shun acts of violence as the country approached the electioneering phase.