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"No Retreat, No Surrender. I'm On A Mission" DP Ruto Tells Uhuru, Apologizes To Mahoo MCA's Family

A day after President Uhuru Kenyatta daring Deputy President William Ruto to resign from office and allow those who are ready to support his agenda for this country to move forward, the DP himself has come out to speak his mind and answer the President with regards to that challenge.

In a speech delivered from Mahoo Ward in Taveta West Constituency of Taita Taveta County during the funeral ceremony of Hon. Ronald Sagurani today on August 24th, Deputy President William Ruto openly told the President that he's a man on a mission and can't afford to recede lest he fails to achieve that mission.

The DP who had brought a relatively jovial mood at the funeral despite the chaos that were witnessed earlier in the day following an attempt by police officers to see that the ceremony doesn't attract a huge number of mourners due to the COVID-19 threat, made it clear that he intents to change the economy of this nation and won't deviate from course or fall back.

"For those who have a problem with the way I do things, I want to tell them that I have no space to retreat and I have no luxury to surrender. I am asking you to understand that I am a man on a mission and cannot fall back.

We decided that we are going to change the economy to be bottom-up. That those without jobs can get jobs. That those running small businesses as well as peasant farmers can be part of the economy too," he said.

He also added that "Kenya can't be a preserve of leaders and what they can get. It must be for all of us."

On the skirmishes that engulfed Hon. Sagurani's funeral earlier in the day just because he was to attend, the DP said that "what happened this morning was shameful and I want to apologize on behalf of our Government."

"Those doing all this have forgotten that Sagurani voted for us. This Government is what he chose and therefore it's not fair and it wouldn't have been right for me to miss his send-off or fail to bid him farewell," he said.

Watch him speak on the issue at minute 24:00 of the video in the link below.

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