Your insults to the president will take you nowhere, Ruto tells CORD leaders


William RutoDeputy President William Ruto has lashed out at some opposition leaders for insulting the President and women of this country saying their insults do not add value to their course nor the future of this country.

He said all leaders must mind their language while noting that vulgar, insulting and dis-respective language cannot advance any course but only serves to discredit the authors in the eyes of the general populace.

Ruto called on CORD leaders to respect the President and other office holders saying insults were symptomatic of lack of ideas.

He said: “Those who are bankrupt of ideas should keep quiet instead of hurling insults at the President and other national leaders. It does not help in advancing their course.”

Speaking at Tipet primary school in Kapenguria constituency and Kasei secondary school in in  Kacheliba constituency of West Pokot County today, the DP wondered  how such leaders faced their families  when they  went back home  after making disparaging remarks towards women at public forums.

“How do they face their mothers, wives, sisters and daughters after insulting women at public rallies?” he posed.

“We also know how to do politics, but this is not the right time for politics but development. Those engaging in divisive politics had no room in the 21st century,” he added.

The Deputy President lauded communities living in the area for heeding to calls for peace noting that following peace efforts between the Pokot, Turkana and the Samburu, peace had dawned in the common borders of the three communities.

He told parents to take education of their children seriously adding that it is through education that they could solve challenges facing the region.

“You must invest in the future of your children .As government we are committed to transforming West Pokot and change the narratives from that of poverty, insecurity, female genital mutilation and early marriages.”

Ruto who had earlier bought desks and teachers’ tables for the school at a cost of Sh1 million, pledged another Sh5 million for the construction of a boys dormitory at the school.

The DP who was accompanied by Governor Simon Kachapin of West Pokot and the MP for Kapenguria Samuel Moroto also announced that the government would build a Sh10 million water project for Kapenguria town.


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