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I won't participate in anything that undermines Constitution - Ruto

The DP also said he will respect the will of the people on August 9.

In Summary

• Ruto said even if shove comes to push and he is required to reach a compromise, undermining the Constitution will not be part of the compromise.

• "And let me commit, on the 9th when the people of Kenya make their decision as Kenya Kwanza, we will respect," Ruto said, alluding to his willingness to concede  defeat if he loses the election.

UDA presidential candidate William Ruto delivering his speech on August 6, 2022.
UDA presidential candidate William Ruto delivering his speech on August 6, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

UDA presidential candidate William Ruto has pledged to respect the Constitution should he win Tuesday's general election.

Speaking while making his final appeal to Kenyans at Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday, Ruto said he loves Kenya so much that he won't participate in anything that undermines it.

"I want to promise the people of Kenya that I will not participate in anything that undermines the Constitution of Kenya. I will not participate in anything that brings confusion between the separation of powers," Ruto said.

The Deputy President made the pledge before a mammoth crowd that attended the Kenya Kwanza final rally at the stadium.

Ruto said even when push comes to shove and he is required to reach a compromise, undermining the Constitution will not be part of the deal.

"And let me commit, on the 9th when the people of Kenya make their decision as Kenya Kwanza, we will respect," Ruto said, alluding to his willingness to concede  defeat if he loses the election.

Ruto said Kenya Kwanza is a democratic outfit that believes in a peaceful country regardless of the political side they support.

The DP asked all Kenyans to play their part and ensure Tuesday's elections are peaceful.

"And I want to promise our friends, our worthy competitors that we will respect the Constitution. We know that you will have roles to play, we will not compromise your mandate to run the responsibilities given to you by the Constitution," Ruto said.

Saturday was the final day for parties to hold their final campagin rallies as per the Election Act.

The law requires aspirants to hold their last campaign 48 hours before polling day.


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