- Dp Ruto has strongly condemned the heckling incidents that faced NASA flagbear Raila Odinga on Thursday, July 13
- Ruto urged against such acts as they could lead to violence during or after polls
- He condemned the incident despite being shouted down by NASA supporters in Kisumu on Wednesday
Deputy President William Ruto has spoken for the first time regarding the heckling incidents involving NASA leader Raila Odinga.
Ruto, like other Jubilee leaders, has strongly condemned the mayhem that was experienced in Thika and Githurai on Thursday, July 13.
Speaking on the incident, the deputy President urged supporters of tolerance when opposition visited toured regions viewed as Jubilee strongholds.
"Everyone should be heard in dignity. All Kenyans must refuse this dangerous, slippery and dark path that leads to conflict, chaos and anarchy," Ruto said on Friday, July 14.
As TUKO.co.ke reported earlier, several Jubilee keymen including Gatundu south MP Moses Kuria cautioned their supporters against acts that could instigate violence with polls only 24 days away.
Kuria went to the lengths of sensationally declaring he would accompany Raila Odinga during his campaigns in Jubilee strongholds just to contain any malice from supporters.
More recently, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko also condenmned called for tolerance from Jubilee supporters.
"I condemn the on going political violence and hooliganism. I here by urge all Kenyans of goodwill to remain calm and peaceful during the remaining campaign period. Life WILL & MUST go on after 8/8/2017." He wrote on Facebook.
Incidentally Ruto’s condemnation of Raila’s botched Kiambu and Githurai tour comes on the heels of a similar incident which he experienced when Jubilee toured Kisumu county on Wednesday, July 12.
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