I am Number 1 – DP Ruto
Deputy President William Ruto has dismissed the newly formed alliance of Musalia Mudavadi, Stephen Kalonzo and Gideon Moi as an alliance without a national outlook.
Ruto during an Interview stated that the three, Musalia, Moi and Kalonzo have village parties that cab only win elections within their communities.
According to Ruto, his Hustler Movement is the biggest followed closely by the ODM Party.
‘I am the only one who can call 140 Members of parliament for a meeting and they turn up. They were all here yesterday. The only leader who can come close at 80 MPs is former Prime Minister H.E Raila Odinga. Mudavadi’s party ANC and Wetangula’s FORD-K are village party and both control about 15 MPs. Kalonzo Musiyoka Wiper Party only controls 10 MPs. The three parties have one thing in common, they are village parties and can only win elections within their communities’ DP Ruto said in an interview with Jalango on Jalango TV yesterday.
He also said the President’s Party Jubilee has lost purpose and has been hijacked by a clique of self-centered cartels who are hell bent on chasing members away.
“It is failing to be the party we developed to a national outfit,” said Ruto.
According to Ruto, entertaining community political parties is taking Kenya backward and will not work.
He said his hustler movement is meant to unite Kenyans on ideals and not tribe, empowering people bottom up.
The DP however made recognition of the ODM Party saying that it was the closest party with ideals as his and with a National outlook.
He also seemed to be hinting at a possibility to cement a working relationship with ODM, a move being seen as response to a new alliance in the offing ‘One Kenya’ which brings together Kalonzo Musiyoka, Mudavadi, Wetangula and Gideon Moi.
The three members of the alliance all supported each other in the recent by elections ensuring wins in Matungulu, Kabuchai and Machakos.
With Uhuru Kenyatta pensively committed to unite Kenya before he exits as part of his legacy, which way will he go; RailaRuto or One Kenya alliance?