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Ruto takes swipe at Raila, says Kenya can't be built by stipends

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Deputy President William Ruto has taken a swipe at ODM leader Raila Odinga over 'scattering' Jubilee.

Speaking in Kibwezi on Monday, Ruto said Raila dismantled every success the government had.

"...alisambaratisha Jubilee sijui anatembea na mapepo ama..ile mpango ya big four, alisambaratisha akaleta regge " he said.

Ruto asked Kenyans not to be duped by unrealistic campaign promises by politicians who have run out of ideas.

He said some leaders were making populist pledges that will not address the country's problems.

Ruto said the country needed a well-thought-out plan, like the Bottom-Up Economic Model, that will offer solid solutions to the country's challenges.

He asked his competitors to come up with realistic proposals on how to curb youth unemployment instead of hoodwinking them with handouts.

“Kenya cannot be built by stipends. We need jobs and business opportunities that will make them economically independent,” he said.

He appealed to Kenyans to embrace national political parties that will champion a national agenda.

"A tribal political party cannot form a government; the next government will be formed by a party that has the backing of the majority of Kenyans," he said.

Leaders present were Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok, MPs Victor Munyaka (Machakos), Katoo Ole Metito (Kajiado South), Ndindi Nyoro(Kiharu), and Nimrod Mbai (Kitui East), former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama among others.

Ruto and Raila have been passionately selling their 2022 agendas in meetings and rallies across the country.

In recent weeks, the two have met leaders and held campaigns at the Coast, Mt Kenya, Western, Kisii, Nyanza, Northeastern, Rift Valley and Nairobi regions.

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