Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday responded to trade unions boss Francis Atwoli for saying his(Ruto) name will not be on the ballot paper come 2022.
Addressing faithful at the Salvation Army Citadel in Kakamega County, DP Ruto described Atwoli’s remarks as witchcraft and asked the congregation to pray for him so that he can seek the kingdom of God first.
“In this country right now, the contest is between two groups; those who believe in God and those who believe in witchcraft. When you hear someone saying that he has been told by witch-doctors that a certain person will be on the ballot and the other will not… it tells you a lot about where the country is right now.
“But just pray for such people so that they can seek the kingdom of God first and stop these other things messing up the country, ” said DP Ruto.
Atwoli on Saturday, April 13, 2019, said that the name of deputy president William Samoei Ruto will not be on the ballot box come 2022.
Atwoli who seemed angered by how Ruto uses youthful leaders to abuse ODM Party leader Raila Odinga calling him “witchdoctor” said there is no way Ruto can lead this country.
“I want you to take your pen and write down. 2022 Kenya will go to a general election to elect a president. We will overwhelmingly vote peacefully because we will have changed the constitution. And who will be elected president, Deputy president, Prime Minister, and Deputy Prime Minister and the others you will elect them. And I want to tell you one thing, the name of William Samoei Ruto will not be on the ballot paper. You can take it to the bank,” Atwoli told the thunderous crowd.
Atwoli added that those were not his words but those of God the creator of heaven and earth.
He also claimed that Ruto abuses the Kenyan youth by taking advantage of their situation. He gave an example of Ruto’s Weston Hotel where he alleged that the deputy president pays his workers a mere Ksh 20,000, the highest paid.
Atwoli was speaking at a fundraiser in Lamu attended by Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, Hon. Mishi Mboko-Likoni, Hon Catherine Wambilyanga -Bungoma, Hon Godfrey Osotsi-Nominated MP, Hon Ashu Mohammed -Mombasa, Hon Beatrice Elachi-Speaker Nairobi County, Hon Eva Obara- Kasipul Kapondo among others.