Deputy President William Ruto has urged Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi to quit ODM leader Raila Odinga’s camp and support his candidature in 2022.

Ruto said Kiraitu should stop selling Raila’s presidential bid in Meru and move with the trend.

Speaking during his campaign tours at Githongo, Nkubu, Mitunguu and Meru town, Ruto also criticised the One Kenya Alliance, saying it is directionless. He urged Kenyans to vote for him come next year.

Ruto said the number of people connected to electricity has doubled. He said the Jubilee administration has built several technical colleges to equip the youth with skills for self-employment and empowerment.

He was accompanied by MPs Kathuri Murungi, John Mutunga, Kubai Kiringo, Kirima Ngushine, Irungu Kang’ata, Rigathi Gachagua and Senator Mithika Linturi.

Mwiti said there are three link roads that were launched for tarmacking but have not moved an inch. He urged the DP to consider constructing the roads and find markets for agricultural crops.

Mwiti yesterday appealed to youths to give all aspirants who will accompany Ruto a chance to express their agenda to the people without stone-throwing, shouting, rioting, or actions that may trigger emotional differences.

“Listen to every leader and their agenda to uplift and empower the youth. Let us also show maturity and love for our visitors,” Mwiti said.

“When ODM leader was in Meru, we listened to him. Let us, therefore, accommodate all presidential aspirants, including Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Gideon Moi, as they sell their policies on how to revive the economy and create jobs.”

Gachagua echoed Ruto’s sentiments that the DP gave President Uhuru Kenyatta unwavering support for two terms. He said he had confidence Ruto will get unwavering support in Mt Kenya despite the fact that all governors are supporting Raila’s bid.

Linturi said he has faith in the Meru people and they will vote for Ruto in the 2022 general election.

Kiraitu and Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya have declared their support for a Raila presidency.

By The Star