Deputy President William Ruto has dismissed talks of a possible alliance between ODM leader Raila Odinga and his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka.
On Friday, Odinga hinted at the possibility of running for president in the 2022 general elections and pledged to team up with Musyoka to save the country from the reigns of thieves.
“Kalonzo and I will walk in the same direction to ensure we capture thieves stealing from the country,” said Raila during the burial of former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile.
Odinga argued that Muyoka and himself stand a better chance of winning the presidency if they work together again.
Reacting to Odinga’s remarks, Ruto dismissed the planned unity between the two leaders, saying its sole aim is to block him from ascending to power.
“Ati wanataka kuungana ndio washinde Ruto, mimi nataka niwaambie watafute sera ya mipango ya maendeleo wauze kwa wananchi. Kuungana kushinda mtu haiwezia saidia mtu yeyote, waungane watafute kwanza sera,” said Ruto.
He added: “They must first have an agenda for Kenya, you cannot just unite merely because you want to defeat somebody, na msipomshinda? Kenya hii si ya wanasiasa pekee yao, Kenya si ya viongozi pekee yao, Kenya ni ya Wakenya wote.”