Ruto: Election showed there is no room for tribal politics
President–elect William Ruto has said the last General Election has demonstrated that there is no room for tribal politics in modern day, Kenya.
He said it’s now clear that Kenyans have raised the bar of leadership and ended the politics of ethnicity.
Speaking during a thanksgiving service held at the Pentecostal Church of East Africa (PCEA) Gathiruini-Githunguri in Kiambu County on Sunday, Ruto said Kenyans have shown that they can vote for a plan that brings all communities, religions and races together and not tribal affiliations.
“The last General Election has taught us that Kenyans are no longer interested in politics of negative ethnicity that results in chaos and division and that they are ready to embrace leadership that aims to transform lives of ordinary citizens devoid of communities, religions and races,” said Ruto.
He particularly thanked the residents of Mt Kenya for standing with him during the just –concluded elections, saying they were the heroes of the election.
“I wish to sincerely thank the people of Central and Mt Kenya for giving me the opportunity to be one of them and stood by me, burying the politics of tribalism,” said Ruto.
The President-elect who was accompanied by more than 50 MPs-elect and several Governors-elect said it was now the turn of his administration to fulfill its pledges as part of efforts to transform the lives of ordinary citizens, who form the majority of Kenyans.
He said Kenya Kwanza has the broadest support by getting more than 25 percent of votes from 39 counties compared to Jubilee in 2017, which got 25 percent in 34 counties.