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"Ndio Maana Hatuachani" Ruto Speaks On Friendship With Obado, Blasts Those "Selling Threats, Fear"

At around 9am today on the Saturday of September 25th, Deputy President William Ruto's chopper touched down at Awendo in Migori county for the commencement of his tour of the Nyanza county.

The DP whose tour to Migori comes a day after camping in Kitui county for empowerment programs and UDA popularization was received on the ground by the Migori Governor Okoth Obado and other leaders from the county amidst tight security and excitement.

Then prior to proceeding to the Awendo Central SDA Church where he was being expected, the DP had a brief meeting with Migori leaders and UDA coordinators in Nyanza where he updated them on a few issues so as to be on the same page ahead of the big day.

Upon picking the microphone to address his hosts, the DP had a few issues to talk about including his relationship with the Migori Governor and the current political affairs in the country.

The first thing to talk about was his relationship with the embattled Governor who seem to have an inclination towards his camp and how they became friends.

"Okoth Obado is a big friend of mine. And our friendship didn't start yesterday. I've actually known Obado for twenty years now.

When he was looking for friends while seeking the seat of 'Chairman of the Kenya Sugar Board', he paid me a visit and I gave him my vote. My vote was powerful back then and he succeeded in his quest. Ndio maana hatuwachani na Obado," he said.

He added that "Okoth Obado is a longtime friend and if you see him here, know that everything of okay."

That "I believe if someone is your friend, then even if it reaches a tight moment, you still have to stand with him. I'm happy that he has come to stand with me because he believes there are serious issues in this country that we can tackle together."

The DP also used that brief address to tell his competitors or rather other leaders in the country to shun from mongering fear and tribalism saying that we are past those days or such kind of politics.

"In this country today, there's a habit of people riding on fear to run their politics. There are people threatening others and selling fear instead of ideas and agenda. We want to tell them that there's no market for your threats and intimidations anymore.

Bei ya uoga imeshuka sana. Kenyans can't buy it anymore. If you have no agenda or programs to sell to Kenyans, you'll make a big loss trying to sell fear," he said.

That "Kenyans want to know how their businesses will be supported for them to grow, how they will get school fees for their children, how the jobless will get jobs and not who will be taken to DCI, EACC blah blah blah."

On how to end tribalism and ethnicity in the country, the DP encouraged his competitors to form parties that have national networks and faces. That "tribal parties are the basis of tribal politics and we need to get rid of them for us to unite as a country and speak as one people."

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