Deputy President William Ruto has told off those plotting for his downfall that they will never succeed.
Ruto who is still facing charges with Radio journalist Joshoua arap Sang at the ICC said that Bomet governor Isaac Ruto, former Cherangany MP and political advisor to the President Joshua Kuttuny and son to former President Moi, Gideon Moi are scheming to have him jailed at the international based court.
The sentiments by DP Ruto comes barely a day after some legislators from Nandi County led by Senator Stephen Sang made the revelation to the public in a function.
Speaking in Kabobo Village in UasinGishu County during the burial of Mama Priscilla Jemeli Kositany, the mother of Jubilee Alliance Party deputy secretary Mr Caleb Kositany, DP Ruto said that Mr Moi,Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto and Mr Kutuny had formed a clique to frustrate his bid for the presidency. “Those who hoped to use the ICC cases against President Kenyatta and
myself in the last election lost… let these three be warned that they will equally fail,” the DP said.
Moreover, Ruto has warned the three of digging their own political grave, ” “they would end up being buried in the political grave they are digging”. Senator Moi had earlier in the morning flown in to console the bereaved and left shortly before the Deputy President’s arrival. Mr Moi steered clear of politics. Mr Ruto asked the mourners to ignore his opponents and instead support the ruling Jubilee administration. “In 2017, let us support President Kenyatta then come 2022 you all rally
behind me so that we can also lead this country moving forward. He was backed by Moiben MP Sila
Tiren. “I want to tell all those who have been going up and down plotting to divide our people on
political grounds that as leaders from this region, we fully support the President and his Deputy and so they should shape up or shape out,” said Mr Tiren. Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando who also accompanied Mr Ruto said central region backed the deputy president. “I want to assure all our brothers and sisters from the Rift Valley that as leaders from central Kenya, we are in support of the Deputy President. No one is going to tear down the Jubilee coalition,” he said.