By Cornelius Kimbui
Deputy President William Ruto on Friday led the empowerment of more than 100 women groups from Kitui West Constituency that will benefit over 5,000 members, Kabati, Kitui County.
He said at the heart of the Hustler Nation’s transformation agenda is an army of vibrant and enterprising women and youth who, for many years, have been disenfranchised from engaging in the productive and meaningful development of our country.
Leaders present were MPs Nimrod Mbai, Dr.Victor Munyaka, Kimani Ichung’wah, former Senator Johnson Muthama, former Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke and Kitui West Parliamentary Aspirant Ben Muasya Mutiso.
The DP told politicians to stop banking on endorsements on matters of presidency and instead sell their agenda to Kenyans.
” Those seeking leadership positions should get in touch with Kenyans rather than waiting for endorsements” he said
He urged Kenyans to thoroughly evaluate the track record of individuals seeking leadership positions ahead of the next general election.
“Leaders should not wait to be handed power on a silver platter. It is the people who decide on matters of leadership,” he said.
“Leadership is not a situation where some few individuals can sit in a certain corner and decide for millions of Kenyans who will be their next president. That’s the work of voters,” he added.
Dr Ruto said he would seek endorsement from Kenyans.
He urged his competitors to shun tribal politics and engage on issue-based politics aimed at uniting the country.
“We want to compete on the basis of one’s agenda, programmes and policies that will change Kenya, not on the basis of one’s tribe”, he said.