The Deputy President was speaking in Karen where he hosted Ward Representatives from Mt Kenya region on Saturday, July 3.
He accused his opponents of peddling fear, intimidation and blackmail because they lack an agenda that would be supported by Kenyans.
“We are being sold fear, ethnicity through threats, blackmail, intimidation, political prosecution and political cases because those on the other side their plans, their ideas and their agenda is inferior,” the DP stated.
He challenged his opponents to a fair political fight noting that the agenda should be to change Kenya. Dr Ruto further added that the bottom-up economic approach is his agenda and questioned why the other side isn’t presenting their agenda to the people.
“Give us the alternative program you have so that we can compete. Don’t sell us ethnic alliances, please don’t sell us fear, don’t sell us blackmail. We have no business for it and there’s no market for it,” DP Ruto stated.
“Kenyans know what is best for them and they will choose from the good ideas better ideas and from the better ideas the best ideas,” he continued.
The DP hosted over 200 MCAs and MPs from the Mt Kenya region where he continued to campaign for his bottoms up economics arguing that that is the only way to help the country when President Uhuru Kenyatta retires.
“We are keen to combine our ideas and energy as leaders to transform our country. Through the win-win philosophy, we will accommodate everyone and ensure all Kenyans â€” especially those at the bottom of the wealth pyramid â€” are empowered economically,” Ruto commented.
In past rallies, Ruto has been at the forefront campaigning for his 2022 political bid to ascend to power.
Flanked by his allies in the Tangatanga regime, the DP opined that there is a need to put more money in the pockets of youths and Kenyans in general in order to help them earn a decent living.
During a tour in Mtwapa, he promised to establish a Ksh29 billion fund that would benefit small-scale traders like handcart pushers, grocery vendors and boda boda operators.
This he claimed would inevitably increase the government’s revenue by supporting small-scale traders.
â€œWhen I talk about changing the way things are done in this country to help the small traders, some people get angry with me. I do not say what I do not know. I have thought about it and I know it can be done,â€ Ruto stated.