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“Wewe Subiri Kura Yangu Viusasa” DP Ruto's Remarks After Kitui Rally Sparks Mixed Reactions [VIDEO]

Photo|Courtesy: DP Ruto's rally in Kitui

Deputy President William Ruto has been making headlines over the past few months. This is because of his frequent opposition of some of the projects launched by the government, notably the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) document whose ruling was upheld by Court of Appeal a few months ago. He is also famous for being among the presidential aspirants in the upcoming general elections slated August, 2022.

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Today the second in command took his political rally to Kitui town where he was given arguably cold reception by most of the residents who seemed unresponsive to some of his questions. According to the video clip posted by the DP on his official Facebook page, only a few people carrying burners could be heard shouting his name and cheering as he spoke.

VIDEO: William Ruto addressing Kitui residents

“The revolutionary Bottom-Up Development Plan commits to leave no one behind in its economic reconfiguration journey of our country. It incorporates even the marginalized voices, expertise and leadership in its workings as part of the broad, inclusive and sustainable efforts to uplift the millions of poor Kenyans struggling to make a living,” William Ruto wrote on his official Facebook page.

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“Empowered more than 10,000 women drawn from 170 different groups in Kitui Central, Kitui Rural, Kitui East and Kitui South Constituencies at the Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Kitui County; later acknowledged greetings from wananchi at Kalundu Market and Kitui Town,” Ruto added.

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The remarks by the Deputy President have sparked mixed reactions from Kenyans on social media platforms with most people arguing that he is only giving empty promises in order to lure gullible Kenyans into voting him over the Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga. Below are some of the reactions from social media users:

Calvince: By fielding a candidate to compete against Charity Ngilu and invading Kalonzo Musyoka's territory, you are doing a good job for Raila Odinga. You are making his work easier to make Kalonzo support him.

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Ken: Same statement yesterday, today and possibly tomorrow. BBI, leaders, electricity and the worst thing is that you are promising jobless youths job opportunities. Those youths have gone to universities, colleges and technicals and are qualified so they need decent jobs. Providing youths with some money to start business won't solve the problem of unemployment. Do you think the 4 million jobless youths are business oriented? The word youth is being misused in the political domain just to get votes for greedy politicians. A Good leader should refer to us as young engineers, young teachers, young doctors, young advocates, young drivers because we have experience from different fields. In this regard, I agree that you are not qualified to solve the problems we have.

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Duncan: I have never seen you empowering the people from your community. Those people following you are after your money. Raila has thrice the number of your followers.

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Karis: You always have a script of your words because you keep repeating yourself every time. We are tired of empty promises from selfish politicians. It's high time we give Raila a chance.

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William Ruto has been making many promises to Kenyans ahead of the coming 2022 presidential elections. Do you think he will fulfil these promises? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

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