Deputy President William Ruto told his backyard that he was not a fool to back President Uhuru Kenyatta. He is also not presently a fool.
Speaking in Seanin APG Church in Bomet couty, Ruto said he will back President Uhuru in 2017 and wait for his turn in 2022 when the whole Mt. Kenya vote will be his for the taking.
â€œIt is still early to start clashing for positions yet we still have a lot in our in-tray and the electorates have high expectations from us as leaders and government. I will vie for presidency when my time comes because as a Christian I always believe that Godâ€™s time is the best time,â€ Ruto said.
For the two terms, Ruto revealed the Kalenjin community will have to remain in government. The community’s interests, Ruto said, is fully taken care of. Recently though, a few Kalenjins have been sacked from government. Some have been demoted. But Ruto is not a fool and will wait for his turn in 2022.
Ruto said it is â€œirrelevantâ€ to start discussing how to take over government in the 2017 general election.
He said leaders should channel their energies to service delivery. He said unlike the previous coalition government characterised by push and pull, the Jubilee government is intact and all inclusive.