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Leave military, police out of politics, DP Ruto tells Opposition

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Deputy President William Ruto yesterday intensified Jubilee campaigns by holding six rallies in five counties in Rift Valley and Western Kenya ahead of the August 8 General Election.

He traversed Nandi, Kakamega, Vihiga, Baringo and Nakuru counties wooing voters to support the Jubilee Party in the polls. Ruto, who addressed rallies at Chesumei, Butali, Hamisi, Kuresoi, Mogotio and Kabazi grounds, told the Opposition to stop dragging the military and police on matters to do with elections.

The DP said it was wrong for the Opposition to drag the military and police on matters of elections yet they have a constitutional duty to maintain law and order and have nothing to do with deciding who wins.

“Let our security officers carry out their constitutional mandate of protecting Kenyans and their property. They are not the ones who make leaders win elections but its Kenyans who do so,” he said.

Ruto was accompanied by MPs Stephen Sang (Nandi), Hellen Sambili (Mogotio), Malulu Injendi (Malava), Moses Cheboi (Kuresoi North), Grace Kipchoim (Baringo South) and Jubilee candidates for Nakuru and Baringo senatorial seats Susan Kihika and Simon Chelugui.

Using propaganda He said Opposition leaders were propagating propaganda to make political capital out of ‘imaginations’. The Deputy President told IEBC to carry out its mandate of ensuring Kenyans go to polls on August 8 without fear. “Empty politics will not bring any development.

Solid and concrete action is what wananchi have tasked their leaders to do and not rhetoric,” said Ruto. The MPs said they were confident that Jubilee will win with a landslide come August because of the development projects the government has initiated across the country.

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