DP Ruto says track record is key to leadership;urges Kenyans to take part in census

Deputy President William Ruto was speaking in Vihiga. Photo/DPPS
Deputy President William Ruto was speaking in Vihiga. Photo/DPPS

Deputy President William Ruto has supported President Uhuru Kenyatta’s sentiments that leadership doesn’t entail where one comes from or a certain tribe. Speaking in Luanda, Vihiga, the Deputy President said one’s development track record will determine his chances at securing the country’s top leadership ahead of the 2022 general elections, “The leadership will be about the visions, projects and how one can come out to fulfill the vision, agenda which can transform the lives of Kenyans,” he said.

The Deputy President said all Kenyans are equal before God and before all voters, “Those looking for leadership should know that leadership is decided by God through the voters.” Present at the function on Friday were leaders from the Western region, including Bumula MP, Mumias East MP Ben Washiali, Mwambu Mabonga, former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale among others.

Speaking on the census, DP Ruto urged all Kenyans to avail themselves countrywide to ensure they are counted. He said the government needs the important data in order to plan well for the future. “Without having the information from Kenyans, we can’t organize development plans….so it’s vital as Kenyans to come out and be counted so that government services don’t delay or reduce because there is no accurate population info on Kenyans.” He also urged all regional leaders like provincial administrators, chiefs, assistant chiefs to ensure all people are counted so that the government can fulfill its constitutional role.