Funny Video:Ruto’s 5 reasons why Jubilee will win 2017 polls
Deputy President William Ruto on Friday received a standing ovation during a Jubilee Party aspirants’ meeting in Nairobi when he enumerated five reasons why President Uhuru Kenyatta will be re-elected in the August elections.
The DP was speaking at Kasarani Gymnasium when over 10,000 Jubilee aspirants met to launch a smart membership card.
Laying out his points, Mr Ruto told the crowd that the 2017 elections would be different from those held in 2013.
Here is the list of the five things he mentioned:
1. The International Criminal Court
“In 2013, we were battling against what they said were choices with consequences in the International Criminal Court,” he said.
This baggage, the DP told the packed Kasarani Gymnasium, had now been removed after the court withdrew his case and that of President Kenyatta.
“In 2017, that baggage is no longer with us,” he said.
2. Jubilee coalition is now one party
“In 2013, we ran as different parties. In 2017, we will face Kenyans as one people under a national party,” he said.
3. Jubilee’s track record
He said the Jubilee government is fulfilling pledges made to Kenyans in 2013, and the Jubilee Party will be “going to them with results and a track record.”
“I am very happy that the Opposition is now also talking about roads . . . what we have done,” he said.
4. A ‘rudderless” opposition
On this fourth point, the Deputy President received a standing ovation, with chants of “Ruto, Ruto, Ruto!”
Even when he tried to avoid it, the DP was forced by an enthusiastic crowd to repeat his sentence.
“In 2013, we faced a formidable team with half the government — a sitting prime minister and a sitting vice-president,” the DP said, referring to the Opposition’s ticket of Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka.
“In 2017,” he added, “we are facing a clueless, rudderless, leaderless, plan-less, and disorganised opposition.”
Mr Ruto said Jubilee is united and has the face of all Kenyans.
“When they talk about having a Kenyan face, I ask you, is it them or us? Jubilee is the home of every region, religion and community.
“Kenyans now want to know what is it you will to do for them. It is not enough to say that so and so comes from that tribe,” he said.