Awori to politicians: Support Ruto and Kenya Kwanza, ignore sideshows
Former Vice President Moody Awori has called on Kenyan politicians to put aside their differences and support President William Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza coalition.
Awori, 94, made the statement during a meeting with Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi at his home on Monday.
The former VP said the Kenya Kwanza coalition won the 2022 General Election on a manifesto that focused on improving the lives of ordinary Kenyans.
He emphasized the need for politicians to avoid political sideshows and respect the constitution.
“Kenya Kwanza won the elections in its manifesto and the manifesto emphasised the needs of the ordinary mwananchi. I am delighted to see that that is the direction it is going because we need unity. Sideshows; we need to leave them,” he said.
“Elections are gone, Kenya Kwanza is in place; let it follow its manifesto and let us root together and ensure the constitution is respected and all will be well.”
Furthermore, Awori defended Ruto from opposition leader Raila Odinga’s claims that the election was rigged and his administration was illegitimate. Odinga has been holding rallies across the country to mobilize his supporters to reject Ruto’s government.
Awori said that despite his age, Ruto is the “father of the nation” and deserves respect and support from everyone, regardless of their age or political affiliation.
He urged politicians to let Kenya Kwanza follow its manifesto and work together towards achieving its goals.
The statement from Awori comes amid a heated political climate in Kenya, with opposition leaders and supporters challenging Ruto’s legitimacy as president.