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Ruto: I will quit politics in 2022, if I don’t get Jubilee ticket

Deputy President William Ruto says he is ready to retire and go home with President Uhuru Kenyatta, if he does not secure the 2022 Jubilee presidential ticket.

The DP spoke on Thursday during a breakfast show on Kameme FM where he reiterated that he is not owed any debt by anyone concerning 2022 polls.

“If I will not be the flag bearer, I will support the person who the Jubilee Party members choose as their presidential candidate. It is not a must I be the candidate,” Ruto said during the interview.

The DP also accused the ‘Kieleweke’ faction of using President Kenyatta’s name to fight him.


“They keep saying that they’ve been sent by the president and are speaking on his behalf. But between me and them who is the president likely to send?” he posed.

Ruto said that he is sure Kenyans are wise and will vote for him come 2022.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta and I are in Jubilee and we are delivering. We are now in exams and Kenyans will mark the test come 2022 that is why I’m moving in all parts of the country initiating development projects,” he said.

On his ‘Tanga Tanga’ mission, Ruto said that it’s the President who give him the responsibility to move to all parts of the nation listening and responding to Kenyans needs and reporting to him.


On referendum issue, he said that the Constitution is for all Kenyans and not for few individuals who want to share leadership positions among themselves.

“I’m not opposing Constitutional change but I will only be involved if the referendum agenda will be based on improving the livelihood of 45 plus million Kenyans and not to the interest of few self-centered politicians,” he said.

On the ongoing war on corruption he said that Kenya has constitutional bodies that are mandated and have capacity to fight corruption and that politicians should stop politicizing war on corruption for political gain.