William Ruto asks warring Jubilee camp to bury the hatchet

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Deputy President William Ruto has on Saturday called for a truce between the two warring Jubilee Party camp, urging them to shelve politics based on ethnicity and regions.

Mr Ruto, speaking in Mandera during a fundraiser, accused unnamed opposition figures of sowing discord in Jubilee.

“Going forward, we believe the only way to have our country united is by dealing away with politics of hatred and tribe and having a national party that brings on board every Kenyan,” he said.

He also urged the opposition to bring to an end the culture of forming parties for political expediency.“We cannot unite a nation without ensuring that we eliminate politics of ethnicity and politics of broken parties,” he said.

Jubilee camp has recently been rocked by internal wrangles over succession politics and ongoing war on corruption and the storm was sparked by former Jubilee Party vice-chairman David Murathe who opposed Mr Ruto’s bid for the presidency in 2022 General Election.

While Mr Murathe’s opinion received support from some quarters, it is the war on corruption that threatened to tear the party apart. Close allies of Mr William Ruto have claimed the so-called anti-graft war has been engineered to stop his bid for the presidency

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