Deputy President William Ruto (pictured) has likened political parties to “ethnic political ghettos”, which he said hurt residents’ participation in political processes.
Ruto on Sunday shared a statement on Twitter saying political parties today are chaperoned by “tribal kingpins” who care little about decisions that influence the future of many Kenyans.
He said it is time to “engineer a fundamental shift from the perennial politics of personalities, positions and power to a candid engagement with the people on the economy”.
Ruto’s comments come on the backdrop of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party’s decision to end its coalition.
Instead, the party linked to Ruto and his Tangatanga wing now want the matter before the Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu left to the internal mechanisms of the two parties.
[This story is being updated]
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