Wednesday March 13, 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has urged Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to take the lead in the regional integration of East African countries.

Speaking yesterday at the 2019 Africa Now Conference in Kampala, Uganda, DP Ruto referred to Museveni as the father of the region which meant the responsibility fell on him to push for a common agenda.

"You are the father figure in our region. We are looking to you for leadership. You are the Mzee and you cannot run away from responsibility. I'm telling you this as your son.”

"You have to provide leadership for East Africa to merge forward. We cannot afford to roll back from the gains we have made as East Africans," Ruto told Museveni.

This comes even as things are not looking good for Ruto back home due to intensified war against corruption which the DP has been so much implicated in.


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