Ruto Scolds Meru Youth For Heckling Elected Leaders

Deputy President William Ruto on Friday, January 26, 2024, was forced to scold youth in Meru after a part of them heckled him during his speech.

A visibly upset Ruto warned the residents that it was not yet time for elections for them to heckle elected leaders. Ruto was also responding to heckling by residents against Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza.

“I don’t want this kind of politics. It is bad politics. I want to give you jobs, not come here and heckle leaders. We are here to discuss development for Meru. I don’t want this behavior anymore. I don’t want people to heckle at a presidential rally. It is disrespectful. I want every leader to be respected,” Ruto said.

He blamed the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party for heckling and causing chaos in political meetings.

“This behavior is from Azimio and ODM. We don’t want ODM’s words at UDA and Kenya Kwanza rallies. This behavior of heckling should end today. We don’t want this nonsense. We want a united country.”

He was speaking in Kiutine, Meru’s Igembe Central Constituency, after opening St Mark’s Ndoleli School and commissioning the institution’s administration block.

He was accompanied by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Meru County Governor Kawira Mwangaza and MPs and MCAs from the larger Meru region.

Ruto is on a three-day development tour in Meru, with a focus on Igembe North, South, and Central.

He is scheduled to launch several development projects during his tour and also engage in discussions with county leadership.

In his speech, Ruto promised to create jobs for the youth, improve education, and provide healthcare for all. He also pledged to support Meru farmers and entrepreneurs.

Ruto’s tour is part of his campaign for the 2022 presidential election. He is running on a platform of unity and economic development.

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