Deputy President has distanced himself from a group called the Tanga tanga movement who are traversing the country campaigning for his 2022 Presidential bid.
In a statement, Deputy President Communications Secretary David Mugonyi said Ruto is focused on helping President Uhuru Kenyatta achieve the Big Four agenda as well as unite the country.
“At no time has the Deputy President approved, canvassed or engaged in any other form of preparation for a presidential or other campaign after the last Presidential Election.” he stated.
” The Deputy President is a democrat and believes that campaigning must be done at the appropriate time, in an organised, systematic manner, that gives candidates the opportunity to have quality engagement with the people within a political party and based on issues and policies.”
The Deputy President therefore asks those running noisy charades and mock-campaigns to use their energy more productively while those funding the same to find better use for their resources. He also demands that they leave his name out of their shenanigans.
This comes after a video surfaced showing a group of youths from West Pokot youths were captured in a roadshow drumming up support for Ruto’s election as president in 2022.
The caravan is bedecked with a banner boldly proclaiming, “Vijana West Pokot for Ruto 2022-2032 Tumeamua”.