Ruto links foreign forces to current crisis facing country

"Hakuna haja ya kuharibu amani ya nchi, hakuna haja ulete fujo Kenya."

In Summary
  • Without mentioning names, the President said some individuals are out to use shortcuts to ascend to power by sponsoring chaos in the country.
  • The President said Kenya is a democratic country where the people choose their leaders through the ballot.
President William Ruto at State House Nairobi during an engagement with the youth on X Space on Friday, July 5, 2024.
President William Ruto at State House Nairobi during an engagement with the youth on X Space on Friday, July 5, 2024.
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President William Ruto has linked the current political crisis in the country to interference from foreign forces.

Without mentioning names, the President said some individuals are out to use shortcuts to ascend to power by sponsoring chaos in the country.

The President said Kenya is a democratic country where the people choose their leaders through the ballot.

“Na nyinyi wananchi ni watu werevu, nyinyi mtajua huyu amefanya kazi apite, huyu ameshindwa na kazi aende nyumbani,” he said.

(And you citizens are intelligent people; you know the performers to re-elect and the nonperformers to send home).

“So, hakuna haja ya kuharibu amani ya nchi, hakuna haja ulete fujo Kenya, hakuna haja ya kujaribu kutumia njia ya mkato. Wananchi hawa ni werevu na ndio wataamua vile Kenya itasonga mbele,” Ruto added.

(So there’s no need to disrupt peace in the country, there’s no need to cause chaos, there’s no need to try and use shortcuts. Kenyans are intelligent people and will decide how the country moves forward)

Ruto’s remarks come amid ongoing efforts to quell tensions in the country via the National Multi-Sectoral Forum after weeks of Gen Z-driven protests.

The mass protests started with demands for rejection of the Finance Bill but morphed into calls for Ruto to step down.

Ruto withdrew the Bill that sparked the revolt but the youthful protesters appeared unappeased.

They have continued to mount pressure on the government tabling a raft of demands including that the government takes full responsibility for the dead protesters.

The Gen Z as they have come to be known, have declined to be part of the NMSF which Ruto said would help bring normalcy and rally the country forward “through broad-based political mechanism”.

Speaking on Wednesday while commissioning the Kimuka Power Sub Station in Kajiado county, Ruto blamed the incessant revolt on foreign forces he did not name.

President William Ruto has said he is ready to face the electorates in 2027 even as he warned those trying to destabilise his administration. https://shorturl.at/fMcKW

“Wale wanajaribu kufanya mambo kule ng’ambo sijui wapi kupangapanga mambo ya nini, mimi nataka niwaambie Kenya is a democratic nation and this is our country na mama pale amesema Kenya hatuhami.”

(Those abroad trying to do things here and there, attempting to fix things, I want to tell you Kenya is a democratic nation…and a mother here has said we are not relocating).

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