TURKANA, Kenya, May 12 – Deputy President William Ruto has asked leaders to shun the politics of deceit, betrayal and conmanship.
He warned them to keep off Jubilee affairs, saying that the archaic fashion of politics would not help the country.
The Deputy President said some leaders were exporting their politics of wrangles and deceit to the Jubilee Party.
Dr Ruto said Jubilee was a party of gentlemen who always keep their word and is committed to fulfilling its promises to Kenyans.
“If you cannot keep your word, a written agreement, with fellow leaders how can you keep a verbal promise to the people of Kenya.
He added that as members of the Jubilee Party “we keep our word to leaders and to the citizens of the republic of Kenya that is why we are implementing every pledge that we made to the people of Kenya.”
The Deputy President spoke in Kakuma town in Turkana County on Sunday where he attended an interdenominational church service and funds drive in aid of over 30 churches in the region.
He was accompanied by Petroleum and Mining Cabinet Secretary John Munyes, Narok Governor Josphat Nanok, MPs Daniel Nanok (Turkana West), James Lomenen (Turkana South), Malachy Ekal (Turkana County), Geoffrey Omuse (Teso South) and Patrick Munene (Igambe Ngombe).
The Deputy President said the Jubilee administration will work with all leaders to confront the changes faced by Kenyans.
He said: “As Jubilee we have agreed to shun outdated politics that thrives on divisions and tribalism. Today’s politics is about uniting the people of Kenya and plan the country’s development together.”
Dr Ruto sentiments were echoed by Mr Ekal who said the Jubilee had initiated programmes that have set the county on the right track.
“I am happy you have come to do things that will enhance development in Turkana,” said Ekal.
He cited the construction of Aro Teachers Training College in Turkana South and the launch of Turkana East Technical Training Institute that he said will transform the once marginalised region.
Munyes asked the government to allow the leadership of Turkana to plan for the development of the County.
“We do not want the budget of Turkana County to be planned in Nairobi by those who do not understand the problems of Turkana.”
Munene said Jubilee party members will support the, President Uhuru kenyatta and Dr Ruto, to deliver the party’s promise.
On his part, Lomenen dismissed those pushing constitutional amendments saying they were only motivated by greed for power after losing many elections.
He said there is nothing wrong with the constitution, “the problem is those who keep losing elections. They keep changing the constitution every time because they lose elections”.
At the same time, the leaders said they will not shy away from supporting the church because it was their responsibility to do so.
They said the church will be built by Christians because the Government does not provide funds for their construction.
Dr Ruto asked the church to ignore those who have politicised its affairs and were against development.
“I want to encourage the church, not to listen to those making noise, it is not something new even Paul the Apostle went through the same, he was even taken to prison for doing the work of God,” noted Dr Ruto.
Nanok said they will always stand with the church.
Later, the leaders met wananchi in Turkana North before attending another church function in Lodwar town.