POLITICS

Ruto faults opposition for sowing tribal divisions in Narok

The DP accused their opponents of spreading politics of fear and division.

In Summary

• The DP accused their opponents of spreading politics of fear and division.

• He urged residents to resist the attempt to divide them, and instead be united even as the election approaches.

Deputy President at his official Karen Residence during the brokering of deal that saw former CAS Patrick Ntutu endorsed as UDA governorship candidate in Narok County on Friday, February 25, 2022.
Deputy President at his official Karen Residence during the brokering of deal that saw former CAS Patrick Ntutu endorsed as UDA governorship candidate in Narok County on Friday, February 25, 2022.
Image: DPPS

Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday attended the campaign launch of the Narok County UDA governor seat candidate Patrick Ole Ntutu.

Ntutu will be vying for the seat under the UDA party in the August 9, elections.

Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza Alliance leaders attended the event at Olopirik, Narok West Sub County, which attracted hundreds of locals.

While making his address, the DP accused their opponents of spreading politics of fear and division within the county that is dominated by two communities of Maasai and the Kipsigis.

“Nyinyi mnajua wale ambao tunashindana nao wako na njama ya kugawanya Narok hii kwa misingi ya kikabila,” Ruto said.

Translates to: "You know that those who we are competing with have plans to divide this Narok on a tribal line".

He urged residents to resist the attempt to divide them, and instead be united even as the election approaches.

 The DP also said issues affecting the county cannot be solved if politics of division are being sowed in the area.

Ruto thanked residents for hugely voting for the ruling Jubilee government during the 2017 and 2013 elections.

He urged them to rally behind Kenya Kwanza Alliance and ensure that they win the presidency in the August 9, polls.

He also thanked Narok Women Representative Soipan Tuya and Narok West MP Gabriel Tongoyo for accepting to drop their bids and unanimously agreed to support former Labour CAS Patrick Ntutu.

Ntutu will now face Narok North MP Moitalel ole Kenta, who is seeking a seat through the ODM party led by Raila Odinga.


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