By Munene Kamau
Ruto said he shared the same ideologies with the South Imenti legislator and had the necessary qualifications to become the country’s next Head of State.
Speaking at Chogoria and Nkubu towns during his second-day tour of Embu, Tharaka-Nithi and Meru counties, Ruto said he was the best suited to inherit President Kibaki’s Meru votes with Murungi as his running mate.
“Murungi has a party called ‘The Bus’. The only problem is that he does not have a driver. I am here and I am qualified. He should not be content with small seats, since the seat of a running mate is not a reserve for a few,” he said.
Meru Central County Council Chairman Gideon Kimathi supported his remarks alongside South Imenti parliamentary aspirant Muthuri Mwega, who said the two, would make a formidable team.
“You should speak with one another. Kiraitu (Murungi) has said he is ready to work with you,” said Kimathi, a close confidant of the minister.
Agriculture Assistant Minister Kareke Mbiuki who joined the campaign trail at Chogoria urged Ruto and other aspirants within the G7 alliance to join hands to have a good chance of winning the elections.
“Mr Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta should work together and should not go separate ways. Both of you are hardworking and would steer this country to great heights,” he told a huge gathering in Chogoria Bus Park.
Mr Ruto at the same time promised to introduce Sh60million kitty per constituency to be extended as loans to women and youth if elected President.
He said his Government would introduce free learning in youth polytechnics to boost technology among the youth.