Deputy President William Ruto has said the unity of the country cannot be compromised no matter who wins or loses an election.
During a meeting with religious leaders in Sugoi on Friday, the DP said the government will not sit back and watch as some individuals try to perpetrate the politics of hate or ethnicity.
“We do not have a place for this kind retrogressive politics. Leaders must seek to further harmony, togetherness and development in Kenya,” said Dr. Ruto.
The Deputy President warned that stern action would be taken against leaders and individuals who preach division in the society.
During a prayer meeting with religious leaders from the North Rift region led by Bishop Maurice Crowley, Sugoi, Uasin Gishu County. pic.twitter.com/5ZJTCbyn2m
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD. (@WilliamsRuto) January 11, 2019
He also asked religious leaders to work with the government in bringing Kenyans together, saying that they are powerful conduits to positively change the society.
“I invite the political class to refine their messages for the well-being of our country, we all want to forge one country.
“We have a past, which we have many lessons to draw from. We all have the duty of building bridges that would unite Kenya. We will never allow the political class to take back Kenya to instability,” he added.
The Deputy President also urged Kenyans to speak with one voice instead of talking about ‘this community or that community.’