Thursday September 12, 2019 - Deputy President William Ruto has responded to Kirinyaga Governor, Anne Waiguru, who said no Kikuyu or Kalenjin should be elected to the Presidency in 2022.

Speaking during her 2nd State of the County address on Wednesday, Waiguru said that the two communities have produced occupants of State House since independence, noting that Kenyans won't accept the same trend to continue after the 2022 polls.

“Let’s be honest, Kenya has many communities and one or two cannot continue dominating the leadership of this country," Waiguru stated

But in a fast rejoinder, Ruto said that Kenyans supported President Uhuru Kenyatta to succeed retired President Mwai Kibaki not because he was a Kikuyu but for his track record. 

“We supported and voted for Uhuru to succeed Kibaki not b'cos of ethnicity but COMPETENCE.”

“He is NOT leader of any ethnic community but that of JUBILEE, the largest political party with Mcas, MPs and Gov's in 41 of 47 counties and President of Kenya.”

“Muwache kasumba ya ukabila pls (sic)," Ruto said on Thursday.

Waiguru is among “politicians from Central Kenya” who support NASA leader, Raila Odinga’s presidential bid in 2022.

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