Deputy President William Ruto has called upon members of UDA to mind their language while addressing crowds.
This is after Madoadoa remarks by Meru senator Mithika Linturi during DP Ruto’s Eldoret rally caused an uproar on social media as well as landing Linturi into a huge trouble with the authorities.
Speaking at a rally in Bomet Green Stadium on Monday, Ruto asked his allies not to use political platforms to incite Kenyans.
“We want to say, going forward and to members of my team, the hustler nation, that all of us must mind our language, all of us must be careful about what they say so that we can unite this nation and that is what the Hustler Nation believes in,” the DP said.
He further noted that Linturi had apologized to Kenyans and withdrew his statement.
“For those who are talking about Senator Linturi …he made a statement which he regrets, a statement that had inappropriate language and senator Linturi has apologized, he has withdrawn the statement and has unconditionally apologized to the people of Kenya,”Ruto told locals.
Ruto also called upon institutions with responsibility to ensure that the nation is peaceful as well as elections to apply the law equally.
“Also for the avoidance of doubt, I want to ask the institutions charged with making sure that we have a peaceful nation and election. They must apply the law in a manner that does not create two sets of laws for two sets of groups. We want the law to apply equally so that we can secure our nation,” he said.
He added that UDA is a national party that brings all communities of this country together and that they do not subscribe to divisive talks.
“As a party we believe in the unity of the nation we don’t believe in ethnic, regional, or village politics…and I want to say that we do not subscribe to any divisive talks we do not agree with talks that profiles any individuals or groups because we are a national party that brings all the communities of Kenya together.”