DP Ruto warns leaders against using handshake to divide Jubilee

Deputy President William Ruto in Lurambi, Kakamega County
Deputy President William Ruto in Lurambi, Kakamega County

Deputy President Dr. William Ruto has warned a section of opposition leaders against conspiracies to demobilize the jubilee party. Speaking at Ikonyero High School in Lurambi Constituency, Kakamega County during the One Acre Fund NGO function, DP Ruto said that there were some opposition leaders who have exploited the handshake with an intention of demolishing Jubilee.

He said that the handshake was purely meant to ensure that they work together as leaders for the benefits of Kenyans. “Our brothers whom, we have decided to work with, shouldn’t perceive us as fools, they tell us to work together and they are plotting other things. I want to tell them, we are alert, we understand these things,” he said.

On the event of the day, the DP called upon the organization to consider alternative crops besides maize and beans that will besides enhancing food production will also promote cash crops for farmers to improve their financial status.

He said that diversification was the way out for farmers applauding the organization’s plans to kick off dairy production.He assured that he will soon hold talks with the ministry of agriculture together with one acre fund officials in an effort to reduce the cost of planting inputs issued to farmers.

On education, the DP sounded a warning to school heads who still send pupils home for school fees that stern action will be taken against them. He said that the government pays for everything and students are entitled to learn without disturbance. He further called upon parents to ensure that all school going children get to school to benefit from the taxes their parents are charged.

Meanwhile, leaders from the Jubilee party, including Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, legislators including Emmanuel Wangwe of Navakholo, Bernard Shinali of Ikolomani and former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale among others, have strongly reproached Senator James Orengo for proposing the impeachment of Deputy President William Ruto and the MPs vowed to strongly oppose the motion when it will be presented in parliament.