By Judith Gicobi
Deputy President William Ruto has returned to Kenya after a 12-day trip to the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom.
His first political stop was in Nairobi, where he met with a group of leaders led by Wajir Senate candidate Abbas Sheikh, who are vying for a variety of seats on the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.
Ruto received the leaders in his Karen headquarters days after Raila Odinga, the leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), toured Wajir County in an attempt to publicize the Azimio la Umoja Movement.
Ruto claimed on his Twitter account that his campaign will not abandon anyone behind in the August 9 elections.
“We are committed to leaving no Kenyan behind. Our economic agenda is for all Kenyans especially small business owners, farmers and young people,” remarked Ruto.
Ruto left Kenya on February 27 for a 12-day tour of the United States and the United Kingdom, during which he met Kenyans in exile.
During his visit to the United States, Ruto revealed that strategies are in the works to rig the August elections, as well as insights on his tense relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta and the roadblocks to the Big Four agenda’s implementation.
As Kenya prepares for the August 9 general elections, Ruto cited blackmail, threats, and intimidation as some of the main hurdles to democratic elections.