Ruto asserts that Kenya is living beyond her means as a nation

President Ruto calls for a change in Kenya’s spending habits and pledges to crack down on corruption.

In his State of the Nation address, President Ruto acknowledged that Kenya has been living beyond its means and that this needs to change. He called for an end to counterproductive subsidy interventions, which he said have led to the country’s debt burden.

Ruto also said that the government is committed to reducing the cost of living by supporting agricultural production. He pointed to the country-wide farmer registration and fertilizer subsidy program, which has made available 5.5 million bags of fertilizer to farmers across Kenya. The President also said that the government has reduced the price of fertilizer from Sh6,500 to Sh2,500 and increased maize acreage.

On corruption, Ruto reaffirmed his commitment to ending it in his administration. He said that all corruption cases will be dealt with ruthlessly, with finality, and expeditiously. He added that corruption, wastage, inefficiency, and negligence are serious threats to the transformation agenda.

President Ruto blames COVID-19, geopolitics, and drought for Kenya’s broken economy

In his State of the Nation address, President Ruto said that disruptions in the global supply chain, low agricultural investment, and prolonged drought have all contributed to the country’s economic woes. He also blamed the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical conflicts for driving up interest rates and inflation.

Ruto said that the Kenya Kwanza government was elected to address these challenges and transform the economy. He promised to protect judicial integrity, efficiency, and independence, and to ensure that the law and order chain is aligned. He also urged Kenyans to give the new administration time to address the high cost of living.

A recent survey found that 79% of Kenyans believe that the ever-rising cost of living is driving the country in the wrong direction. The Kenya Kwanza administration has assured Kenyans that they are working to lower the cost of living, but has asked for patience.

President Ruto Mourns The Loss Of Beloved Coast-Based Singer, Ally B

President William Ruto has joined the nation in mourning the tragic loss of the beloved Coast-based singer, Ally B.

Ally B, renowned for his chart-topping single “Maria,” passed away while en route to the Coast General Hospital on Wednesday, November 1. His death followed a recent pneumonia diagnosis and came only days after he was discharged from the hospital.

In a statement, President Ruto expressed his condolences, recognizing Ally B for his musical talents and dedication to fostering unity and harmony across Kenyan society.

“Ally B was a gifted musician who used his talent to unite and inspire Kenyans,” the president said. “His songs carried a message of peace and hope, which resonated with people from all walks of life.”

President Ruto also commended Ally B for his commitment to his community. “Ally B was a proud son of the Coast region, and he used his platform to promote its rich culture and heritage,” he said. “He was also a philanthropist who gave back to his community in many ways.”

The president concluded his statement by offering his condolences to Ally B’s family, friends, and fans. “May God grant them solace during this difficult time,” he said.

Ally B’s death is a loss for Kenya’s music industry and for the country as a whole. He was a talented artist who made a positive impact on the lives of many people. He will be deeply missed.

Reason Akothee is desperate for meeting with Ruto

President William Ruto made a cultural statement on Tuesday when he donned traditional Maasai attire to open the inaugural Maasai Cultural Week in Narok. The event, which coincides with the annual wildebeest migration, is taking place at Sekenani in the Maasai Mara region.

Ruto’s decision to wear Maasai attire was met with mixed reactions. Some praised him for his respect for Maasai culture, while others criticized him for cultural appropriation.

Singer Akothee was one of those who praised Ruto’s decision. She took to Instagram to say that Ruto’s photo “killed it” and that she envisioned a national cultural month that would showcase Kenya’s rich heritage.

“The rich culture we have in our county is to die for,” Akothee said. “Let us embrace it. If this is documented and shared with the whole world, the Kenyan tourism sector will take a different turn.”

Akothee also shared her experience of being let go from the Talanta Hela initiative along with other nominees, without any prior notice. She called on Ruto to give her 30 minutes in his office so that she could explain how they could move forward.

The Talanta Hela initiative is a government-led program that aims to promote talent development in Kenya. It was launched in 2022 and has since supported over 10,000 artists and creatives.

Ruto’s decision to wear Maasai attire has sparked a conversation about cultural tourism in Kenya. Some argue that it is a positive step that could help to promote Kenya’s rich culture to the world. Others are concerned that it could be seen as cultural appropriation.

Only time will tell how Ruto’s decision will impact cultural tourism in Kenya. However, it is clear that the photo of him in Maasai attire has captured the imagination of Kenyans and sparked a conversation about the country’s cultural heritage.

President Ruto Reprimands Latecomers Of Executive Members Of Parliament

President William Ruto was displeased with members of the executive who arrived late for the signing of performance contracts at State House, Nairobi. The event was scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m., but many officials were not present until after 9:00 a.m.

President Ruto demanded a written explanation from the latecomers, and he specifically called out Interior CS Kithure Kindiki and Trade CS Moses Kuria, who were not present at the time he left his desk.

The head of state reiterated that all government officials are obligated to fulfill the terms included in their contracts, and that failure to do so will lead to termination.

In his remarks, President Ruto expressed his frustration with the lack of seriousness that some officials have shown towards performance contracts. He said that these contracts have been in place for 28 years, and that there is no excuse for not taking them seriously.

President Ruto’s remarks are a reminder that all government officials are accountable for their actions. If they do not fulfill the terms of their contracts, they will be held responsible.

Ruto Reveals Details Of His Anticipated Private Meeting With Raila

President William Ruto and Raila Odinga have agreed to commence talks aimed at addressing the issues that have caused protests in some towns in Kenya. The two leaders met on Friday, July 28, and were joined by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is mediating the talks.

The protests, which have been taking place in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu, have been sparked by a number of issues, including the high cost of living, corruption, and political marginalization. The protests have also been marred by violence, with several people killed and property destroyed.

In a statement, President Ruto said that the two leaders agreed that violence is not the answer to the country’s problems. He said that the talks will focus on finding peaceful solutions to the issues that have been causing the protests.

Raila Odinga also welcomed the talks and said that he is committed to finding a solution that will benefit all Kenyans. He said that the talks will be open and transparent, and that all stakeholders will be involved.

The talks are expected to begin soon. It remains to be seen whether they will be successful in addressing the issues that have caused the protests.

President Ruto Hails Police For Upholding Peace During Anti-Government Protests

President William Ruto has praised police officers for their role in maintaining peace during the Azimio la Umoja-led anti-government protests on Wednesday.

Speaking at a roadside address in Isiolo on Thursday, Ruto said that police officers were steadfast in protecting the lives and property of Kenyans, even as the protesters engaged in fierce running battles with anti-riot police officers.

“I want to congratulate our police for being bold and ensuring that there is peace and ensuring that action is taken on all offenders so that we ensure that there is peace in Kenya and people’s property is protected,” he said.

“Kenya is the only place we call home and we must protect it by all means.”

Ruto also condemned those who engaged in the vandalization of property across the nation, asserting that any sabotage of the nation’s healing economy will not be condoned.

“The people of Kenya do not want violence, chaos, anarchy, or destruction of property and businesses. The people of Kenya have said we are a democratic country, we respect the votes of ordinary citizens and when the people of Kenya have spoken it is like God has spoken,” he said.

“There is no way we are going to change what our democracy stands for and what our country stands for. All of us must protect our country and every Kenyan has said that we cannot sabotage our economy using violence.”

The aftermath of the day-long protests saw a total of 5 people being killed, 38 injuries were reported and 300 people were arrested.

Ruto’s sentiments come after the United Nations censured local authorities for what they termed as use of deadly force to stamp out anti-government demonstrations across the country.

The UN human rights office said in a statement that it was “deeply concerned” by the use of live ammunition and tear gas by police against protesters in Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru and Mombasa.

Ruto Open To Dialogue With Opposition, But Sets Strict Condition

President William Ruto says he is open to dialogue with the opposition, but only if the talks do not involve a power-sharing agreement.

Speaking in Kericho County on Wednesday, Ruto said that the Kenya Kwanza regime is willing to engage with the Azimio One Kenya Coalition in order to end the ongoing protests. However, he made it clear that he will not be part of any negotiations that would lead to a sharing of power.

Ruto said that the Kenyan people will decide who will be the next president in the upcoming elections, and that there is no need for the two sides to agree on a power-sharing deal before the polls.

He also urged the opposition to find peaceful ways to address their concerns.

“We want to be a nation that respects democracy,” Ruto said. “Democracy is decided by votes, not by violence.”

Ruto’s comments come after the Azimio One Kenya Coalition held a series of protests across the country on Wednesday. The protests were called in response to the recent arrest of Babu Owino, a vocal critic of the government.

The protests turned violent in some parts of the country, with protesters clashing with police and looting businesses.

Ruto condemned the violence and called on the opposition to hold peaceful demonstrations.

“We must protect our country and our democracy by making sure that our politics is devoid of violence, chaos or destruction of private businesses or public property,” he said.

Ruto also warned that the government will not tolerate any attempts to undermine the rule of law.

“The police must be firm on hooligans, criminals, people who want to destroy other people’s properties and life,” he said.

Ruto’s comments are likely to be welcomed by the Kenyan people, who are tired of the political violence that has plagued the country in recent years. It remains to be seen whether the opposition will agree to Ruto’s conditions for dialogue, but his willingness to talk is a positive step.

Kenyan Catholic Bishops Call For Repeal Of Finance Act, Condemn Police Brutality

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has expressed deep concern over the disillusionment and agitation among Kenyans due to severe economic hardships.

In a statement on Wednesday, July 19, the KCCB appealed to President William Ruto to repeal the Finance Act 2023, saying that it places an unsustainable burden on already distressed citizens.

The bishops noted that the high cost of living has made it difficult for many Kenyans to make ends meet and maintain a decent standard of living. They also said that basic needs have become increasingly unaffordable, making it challenging to access essential goods and services.

“Within this background, the recently enacted Finance Act 2023 places and an unsustainable burden on already distressed citizens especially those within the low income bracket,” the statement read in part.

The KCCB also condemned acts of violence and abuse of power during demonstrations, saying that the police must exercise restraint and focus on apprehending those responsible for chaos, rather than resorting to brutality against innocent citizens.

“We strongly condemn police brutality that has marred recent demonstrations. While acknowledging the presence of criminal elements among protesters who resort to violence and destruction, we emphasize that the police must exercise restraint and focus on apprehending those responsible for chaos, rather than resorting to brutality against innocent citizens,” the statement said.

The bishops conveyed a message of solidarity to those who have suffered at the hands of law enforcement officers, acknowledging the pain, trauma, and injustice experienced by the victims and their families.

“We call on the government to take steps to ensure that the police are held accountable for their actions and that the victims of police brutality receive justice,” the statement said.

The KCCB’s statement comes amid a wave of protests against the high cost of living and the government’s economic policies. The protests have been met with a heavy-handed response from the police, with reports of widespread arrests and brutality.

The bishops’ statement is a strong condemnation of the government’s handling of the protests and a call for the repeal of the Finance Act 2023. It is also a reminder of the need for the police to respect human rights and the rule of law.

President Ruto Accused Of Intervening To Save Siaya Deputy Governor William Oduol From Impeachment.

27 legislators casted a ballot to save Oduol while 16 supported the charges evened out against him. During the vote, 36 officials were available in the chambers while 3 casted a ballot essentially.

The DG had been viewed as at fault for gross infringement of the Constitution and different regulations, as well as deceiving the general population by giving misleading data by the Senate extraordinary Impromptu council.

Notwithstanding, tables turned when the report was brought before the house, where a greater part of representatives dismissed the report.

Various congresspersons aligned with President Ruto straightforwardly upheld Oduol while those aligned with Raila Odinga looked to impugn him.

Azimio administrators guaranteed President Ruto impacted the democratic.

“This administration doesn’t represent the battle against defilement. On the off chance that State House had not meddled, William Oduol would have been impugned by the Senate.

“William Oduol was viewed as at fault of two offenses, however Kenya Kwanza Representatives chose to save him from almost immediately when the issue came to the floor of the House no matter what the panel’s report,” Makueni congressperson Dan Maanzo said in a meeting.

Vihiga Congressperson Geoffrey Osotsi depicted what happened was an affirmation that Parliamentary vote based system was being investigated.

“The Senate unique board found Siaya Appointee Lead representative William Oduol blamable however that changed rapidly after Kenya Kwanza individuals were called to State House to be against the report,” he said.

Then again, Ruto’s camp guarded that the head of state cared very little about the matter, it was excessively occupied to say his office.

“It’s foolish for Congressperson Osotsi to blame President Ruto for taking part in the choice of not arraigning D.G. Oduol. The President’s timetable is jam-pressed, with occasions like the Safari Rally, outings to Paris and London,” Uasin Gishu Lady Rep Gladys Shollei said.

Ruto Claims To Have Spent Ksh250 Million On Boda Boda Fundraisers

President William Ruto has claimed that he has organized 200 fundraisers for boda boda operators and spent a total of Ksh250 million on the sector.

Speaking during the launch of the Boda Boda Care program at the Kenya International Convention Centre (KICC), Ruto said that the money was from his own pocket and that he has been organizing fundraisers for boda boda operators for the past nine years.

“I have used about Ksh250 million for the last about seven to nine years in harambees (fundraisers) to raise money for the people in the boda boda sector,” Ruto said.

He added that he values and respects the boda boda sector, stating that the sector is like “any other business”.

Ruto’s claims have been met with mixed reactions. Some people have praised him for his support of the boda boda sector, while others have questioned the accuracy of his claims.

It is difficult to verify Ruto’s claims without access to his financial records. However, if his claims are true, it would suggest that he has been a significant benefactor of the boda boda sector.

The boda boda sector is a major source of employment in Kenya, and it is important to support the sector in order to create jobs and boost the economy. Ruto’s support for the boda boda sector is a positive development, and it is likely to benefit many people.

Ruto Calls For New Global Financial System

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has called for the creation of a new global financial system that is not controlled by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Ruto made the call during a round-table discussion with French President Emmanuel Macron, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, and World Bank Group President Ajay Banga at the New Global Financial Pact Summit in Paris on Thursday, June 23.

Ruto said that the current global financial system is unfair to developing countries, which are often forced to take on debt at high interest rates. He argued that a new system should be based on a financial transactions tax, which would ensure that countries pay their fair share for the use of global financial resources.

The President also expressed skepticism about the World Bank’s proposal to have the private sector help fund crucial services that are not profit-generating. He said that the private sector is driven by profits, and that it is unlikely to invest in services that do not generate a return.

Ruto’s call for a new global financial system is a significant challenge to the status quo. The IMF and World Bank have been the dominant players in global finance for decades, and they are unlikely to give up their power easily. However, Ruto’s arguments are persuasive, and it is possible that he will be able to build support for a new system.

Ruto Claims Housing Fund Will Help Create 1 Million Jobs

President William Ruto has defended the proposed housing fund under the Finance Bill 2023, which has been met with criticism from some quarters.

The proposal would see a 3% deduction from both employees and employers, with the money going towards a national housing fund.

Speaking during Madaraka Day celebrations in Embu, Ruto said the fund would be beneficial to Kenyans, as it would help to create jobs and provide affordable housing.

“This is a fund that will be used to build houses for Kenyans. It will also create jobs for our youth,” he said.

Ruto said the government is committed to addressing the housing deficit in the country, and that the fund is one of the key measures that will be used to achieve this goal.

The proposal has been met with criticism from some quarters, who argue that it is a tax on workers and will put a strain on their already stretched budgets.

However, Ruto has defended the proposal, saying that it is a necessary step to address the housing deficit in the country.

It remains to be seen whether the proposal will be passed into law. However, Ruto’s comments suggest that the government is committed to seeing it through.

The housing fund proposal is one of a number of measures that the government is considering to address the housing deficit in the country. Other measures include the construction of affordable housing units by the government and the private sector, and the provision of mortgage loans to low-income earners.

The government has said that it is committed to providing affordable housing for all Kenyans by 2030.

President Ruto Finds KSh 100 Note During Winas Sacco Opening

President William Ruto found a KSh 100 note during the opening of Winas Sacco in Embu town on Wednesday.

The president was addressing a crowd of people when someone handed him a piece of paper. Ruto looked at the paper and said that it was a KSh 100 note that had been dropped on the ground.

“Whose KSh 100 note is this?” Ruto asked the crowd.

No one came forward to claim the money. Ruto then said that he would keep the money and use it to buy a goat for a feast.

The crowd laughed and cheered. Ruto then continued with his address.

The incident was a light moment during a serious event. The opening of Winas Sacco is a sign of economic growth in Embu. The sacco will provide loans to small businesses, which will help to create jobs and boost the local economy.

President Ruto’s willingness to find the owner of the KSh 100 note shows his concern for the people of Embu. He is committed to helping the people of Embu improve their lives.

The incident also shows that the people of Embu are honest. No one came forward to claim the money, even though it was a large sum of money. This shows that the people of Embu have a strong moral compass.

The opening of Winas Sacco and President Ruto’s willingness to find the owner of the KSh 100 note are both positive signs for the future of Embu. The sacco will help to create jobs and boost the local economy, and President Ruto’s commitment to helping the people of Embu will improve their lives.

Activist Boniface Mwangi Calls on President Ruto and Deputy Gachagua to Declare Wealth and Tax Returns

Activist Boniface Mwangi has called on President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua to declare their wealth and tax returns publicly.

Mwangi made the remarks after President Ruto and Mr. Gachagua shared photos of themselves filing their tax returns at the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) headquarters in Nairobi.

During his visit to the taxman, President Ruto stated that KRA should facilitate the smooth and efficient payment of taxes by deploying a simple, transparent and convenient system for all Kenyans, backed by the best technology available.

On his part, Mr. Gachagua noted that the Head of State had led by example and urged all Kenyans to follow suit by filing their Tax Returns on time as required by law.

In response to their visit, Mwangi tweeted, “You @rigathi and @WilliamsRuto should make your wealth declaration and tax returns public if you mean business. Anything short of that is just public relations. All the leaders of the free world where you borrow money make their wealth public. Leadership entails true transparency.”

Mwangi’s call comes amid growing public scrutiny of the wealth and financial dealings of Kenya’s political leaders. In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile corruption scandals involving Kenyan politicians, and many Kenyans are demanding greater transparency from their leaders.

By calling on President Ruto and Mr. Gachagua to declare their wealth and tax returns, Mwangi is hoping to shine a light on the financial dealings of Kenya’s political elite and hold them accountable to the public.

It remains to be seen whether President Ruto and Mr. Gachagua will heed Mwangi’s call. However, if they do, it would be a significant step towards greater transparency and accountability in Kenyan politics.

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Ruto Acknowledges ‘Zakayo’ Nickname, Files Tax Returns

President William Ruto on Friday acknowledged the nickname “Zakayo” that was given to him by Azimio leader Raila Odinga.

Speaking after filing his tax returns at the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Ruto said, “Seems I have already been referred to as Zakayo in some areas. Maybe we will have a tax collectors day.”

Zakayo is a Swahili version of the Biblical Zaccheus, who was the chief tax collector in Jericho. The nickname was given to Ruto in reference to the high cost of living and the introduction of new taxes in different sectors.

Ruto filed his tax returns at the KRA headquarters in Nairobi on Friday morning. He was accompanied by his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua.

The KRA official who served Ruto said that the president had complied with all tax regulations. “You are our very first customer, we have filed the returns and the certificate has been sent to your email,” the official said.

The process took approximately 15 minutes. Ruto’s move is seen as a way of encouraging Kenyans to file their tax returns. The deadline for filing the 2022 tax returns is June 30.

In his remarks after filing his returns, Ruto said that taxes paid by citizens finance projects in the country. He encouraged everyone to follow suit and file their tax returns as required by the law.

“I have always endeavoured to be tax compliant and to remit my taxes in full. This exercise is not a mere dramatization or a publicity stunt, it is an exercise I cherish,” he said.

Ruto also said that the KRA needs to be more friendly to its customers and serve them well. “KRA must acquire a new image, so that when people come to Times Tower, they don’t come here trembling, but come happy to be served,” he said.

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President Ruto Files Tax Returns

President William Ruto filed his tax returns at the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on Friday morning. He was accompanied by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

The President arrived at the KRA offices at 8:15 am and was served by a KRA official. The official confirmed that the President had complied with all tax regulations.

Ruto’s decision to file his tax returns comes a few days after he challenged other leaders to do the same. He said that it is important for leaders to set an example by paying their taxes.

“I challenge all leaders to file their tax returns and pay their taxes in full,” Ruto said. “This is the right thing to do and it is also the law.”

Ruto’s filing of his tax returns is a positive step and it shows that he is committed to paying his taxes. It is also a good example for other leaders to follow.

Ruto Defends Proposed Housing Levy

President William Ruto on Sunday defended the proposed housing levy that will see formally employed Kenyans contribute 3% of their salaries to the National Housing Fund.

Speaking during a Sunday service at Isiolo Boys High School, Ruto said that the levy will be mandatory even for Kenyans who are not interested in owning homes through the affordable housing program.

“The programme will result in the creation of 1 million jobs a year in the construction industry, and it is a collective duty for all Kenyans to help reduce the high rate of unemployment,” Ruto said.

“You don’t think it is your business to contribute to the employment of unemployed Kenyans?” Ruto questioned the journalist. “That is why the constitution gives me the power to tax,” the president added.

The proposed housing levy has been met with mixed reactions from Kenyans. Some people support the levy, saying that it is a necessary step to address the country’s housing deficit. Others oppose the levy, saying that it is unfair to force people to contribute to a fund that they may never use.

Ruto said that the government is still working on the details of the housing levy, and that it will be open to public feedback. He said that the government is committed to providing affordable housing for all Kenyans.

Tunataka handshake! Atwoli Urges Ruto and Odinga to Meet to Discuss Economy

Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has urged President William Ruto and Raila Odinga to meet to discuss solutions to the poor economy.

Atwoli, who spoke in a video shared by Citizen TV, said that the two leaders are the only ones who can solve the current economic mess. He dismissed the bipartisan talks that were recently launched, saying that they are meaningless.

“That commission does not have any meaning. It is upon Raila Odinga and William Ruto to sit down and look at ways to address these problems. They are stakeholders in this country. The people in the tribunals are small people who cannot advise the two leaders. They need to meet for the common good of this country. It is not a must to have a handshake,” Atwoli said.

He also explained that countries in the East African Community (EAC) and other neighbours depended on Kenya and the state of our economy might affect them.

“They need to think about how they can save our shilling, economy. The whole of the East African Community and other neighbours solely depend on our economy. When we destroy our economy, the whole of East Africa will be done,” he said.

Atwoli’s call comes at a time when the Kenyan economy is facing a number of challenges, including high inflation, rising unemployment, and a depreciating currency. The two leaders have been at loggerheads for years, but Atwoli believes that they need to put their differences aside and work together to save the country’s economy.

It remains to be seen whether Ruto and Odinga will heed Atwoli’s call, but the stakes are high. The future of Kenya’s economy, and indeed the East African Community, may depend on it.

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Try Jesus, but don’t try me, Uhuru Kenyatta tells Ruto

Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned Deputy President William Ruto against attempting to hijack the Jubilee Party. Speaking at the Jubilee Party National Delegates Conference on Monday, Kenyatta said that he would not be moved or shaken by threats.

“There are those who think their work is all about threats. I want to tell them to try others, not me,” Kenyatta said.

Kenyatta went on to say that he had considered resigning from the party as party leader.

“My thoughts had told me to relax on politics and go attend to other duties. I thought that today at this meeting that I would resign and said that my time is up and elect other leaders,” he said.

However, the party leader said that Jubilee will remain strong and united as one.

In February this year, Uhuru confirmed his stand in the Azimio La Umoja Coalition. He affirmed that he is still a member of the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party, despite his silence.

“Retirement doesn’t mean I’m tired. Others retire and increase their political strength,” Uhuru said.

“Even though I have retired from politics, I’m still a follower of Raila. If he asks me we go we have to do it. I supported him and I will continue doing so because I believe he is truthful,” Uhuru said.

The Retired head of state further affirmed his support for Opposition chief Raila Odinga and insisted that he will support him.

Kenyatta’s remarks come at a time of heightened political tensions in Kenya. The country is scheduled to hold general elections in August 2022, and the two main political parties, Azimio la Umoja One Kenya and Kenya Kwanza, are locked in a fierce battle for power.

Ruto is the leader of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance, which is seen as the main challenger to Azimio la Umoja One Kenya. Ruto has been accused of trying to hijack the Jubilee Party in order to use it as a platform to launch his presidential campaign.

Kenyatta’s warning to Ruto is a clear sign that he will not allow the Deputy President to take over the Jubilee Party. The Retired President is determined to ensure that the party remains united and supports his preferred candidate, Raila Odinga.

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Ruto rebuffs German state media push for LGBTQ

President Ruto was recently interviewed by the German state media company Deutsche Welle, better known as DW.

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The topic they discussed ranged from Russia’s war with Ukraine as well as the IMF’s role in Africa.

And the last topic the journalist attempted to touch on and push was one regarding LGBTQ rights. President ruto was first asked about his opinion on Uganda’s Draconian Anti-homosexuality Bill.

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He declined to speak on Ugandan affairs as he is a Kenyan and if the DW journalist wanted to have that conversation he is free to invite president Yoweri Museveni on his show.


The journalist then pressed on to ask about Kenya’s own LGBTQ laws and whether President Ruto would be willing to view the issue as a human rights issue.

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The president was categorical in his explanation that in Kenya within the context of our culture and within our constitution it is very clear that we understand marriage as being between a man and a woman. And the fact that Kenyans voted for the constitution back in 2010 means that this is a very recent understanding rather than a colonial law we still cling onto.

President Ruto has shut down any hopes members of the LGBTQ community have that they will see a change in Kenyan laws within the town of his presidency.


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