Deputy President William Ruto has come under harsh criticism from Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi for what he terms as failure of deputy president in the government.

While speaking at a political rally in Mariakani, Kingi said Ruto has failed in the three governments he has served in and the residents should not be fooled that local mwananchi will be liberated by Ruto.

“Ruto has been in three governments, Moi, Kibaki, and Uhuru’s government where he held high positions. He has been in the government for over 30 years but has done nothing for low-income earners. Since Moi’s regime, Mama Mbogas has had problems and Ruto has done nothing. Five months to elections when Ruto has remembered Mama Mbogas and Boda Boda people. Where was Ruto all this time?” Kingi said.

He warned about Ruto who doesn’t care about low-income earners but pretends to care selling false manifestos.

“You should be warned of Ruto. He is luring you and when he gets into leadership he will forget about the mamambogas, bodaboda, and youth. Electing Ruto is like letting hyena take care of the goats.” Kingi added.

Ruto was criticized adamantly rejecting the new constitution which gave birth to a devolved government, which has enabled the county to develop under his leadership.

He added that before the devolved government, all decisions were made in Nairobi and this affected how the regions got the money to develop themselves. He applauded the new constitution which has made sure that counties get their share every financial year for development.

He campaigned for Raila Odinga to be the president in the forthcoming elections, which he said is the best option for the country since he has been fighting for people’s rights.

Kingi has been traversing Kilifi county popularizing Pamoja African Alliance (PAA). He clarified that PAA is in the Azimio la Umoja Alliance but wants the electoral positions from governor to MCAs in Kilifi county to be from PAA.

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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