Deputy President William Ruto has dismissed claims that the ‘Deep State’ will outdo him in his quest for Presidency in 2022.
Speaking to a delegation of community leaders from Kajiado South constituency at his Karen residence on July 11, the Deputy President said that no one can stop his ambition of rising to the top seat in the land, come 2022.
Deep state is a group of individuals thought to have the power to make or stop a leader from achieving his/her ambitions, depending on whether you are their favourite or not.
In what seemed to be a response to Oburu Odinga’s remarks that his brother- Raila Odinga- was deep state’s favourite, Dr William Ruto said that he only needs God and Kenyans to be the President.
“We are being threatened that there is a system- ‘a deep state’-, that is seated somewhere, ready to decide who will be the president, regardless of who is voted in by Kenyans. Let them bring it on. They will come with the so called system, we will come with God and Kenyans”
Ruto went on to say that he was also threatened before the 2013 General elections and if he was a coward, Jubilee party wouldn’t be existing.
The Deputy President urged his supporters to stand firm, in readiness for 2022.