Deputy President William Ruto has dared the deep state, citing that he was not afraid of the system.
Ruto in a video that went viral on social media on Tuesday August 11, 2020 termed the deep state as a shadowy group that allegedly controls and influences key decisions in the country, including outcomes of elections.
Ruto says that he will surprise the system in 2022 by ensuring that voters’ ballots will count in the next election.
We are being threatened that there is a system, Deep State, that will steal your votes when you cast your ballots,” said DP Ruto.
He said that this is not the first time threats have been issued.
He was speaking at his Karen residence during a meeting with leaders from Kajiado County led by Kajiado South MP Katoo Ole Metito and Senator Mary Senata.
The DP argued that as the Deep state relies on the system come 2022, he will come with God and voters, the only way he says the system can be outsmarted.
Citing the 2013 General Election when he joined hands with President Uhuru Kenyatta to form Jubilee Party which won the presidential election, Ruto said they were threatened with veiled threats their choice to run will have consequences.
“If I was a coward, I would not have supported President Kenyatta in 2013 because some people told me not to work with him,” he said.