Ruto wants ex-chief Mungiki and politician Molo to be questioned for planning ethnic violence »Capital News
NAKURU, Kenya October 2 – Vice President William Ruto, who withdrew back-to-back engagements in Muranga and Nakuru counties on Saturday, now wants the National Commission for Cohesion and Integration (NCIC) to investigate the former Mungiki sect leader Maina Njenga and a former Molo MP about remarks he claims are likely to incite negative ethnicity.
Speaking at a roadside rally, Ruto, who is among the contenders for the 2022 presidential race, explained that the era of politicians joining together to form tribal political groups is long over.
The vice-president said the duo were acting under the instructions of their main competitor, the leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Raila Odinga.
“I want to say to my friend, ‘Bwana Tinga, those you hired, the president of Mungiki and the former deputy of Molo who today preach hatred, division and ethnicity, in your podiums. We want to tell you that Kenya is not ready for this kind of politics of violence, division and politics of hate, ”he said.
Ruto repeated his advice to politicians forming alliances to compete with him to prepare for a tough race ahead.
“If you have no intention of selling to the people of Kenya, don’t sell us fear, sell us ethnicity, don’t sell us division. We have come of age and we will never buy the fear of your podium, ”Ruto told residents of Nakuru.
Nakuru has retained immense prominence in Kenya’s political landscape and has hosted high-octane political events, with Odinga meeting his close allies in the city as the leaders of One Kenya Alliance converged a few miles away in the city. of Naivasha to reach a coalition agreement.
Ruto, often attends the region where he attends religious functions and organizes roadside rallies as part of his efforts to consolidate support for the vote-rich region of the Rift Valley as the battle for the presidency of 2022 is intensifying.
The fallout between Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta led to tensions in the county, dividing the targeted million votes the ruling Jubilee Party relied on to reach the constitutional threshold of 50 percent plus 1 vote to win the presidency.