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Mutua criticizes CORD leadership, flirts with DP Ruto

16 June 2015, 18:09 William Korir

Nairobi - Deputy President William Ruto has said that the government will work freely with opposition leaders looking to improve the country.

The government, he said will continue to work closely with leaders from the Opposition who are focused on development.

Ruto said there were many leaders from the Opposition who have the same vision as that of the Jubilee administration and that the Jubilee administration has no apologies to make for working with leaders from the Opposition who were focused on service delivery.

" There are those leaders from the Opposition who have the same vision as that of the Jubilee administration on matters of development and we are unapologetic for working with them in addressing challenges facing Kenyans," said Ruto.

Speaking during celebrations to mark Machakos Girls High School 100 years of education held at the institution’s grounds on Tuesday, the Deputy President singled out Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua who was present, as one of those leaders who were focused on service delivery.

" We want leaders who believe in the progression, stability and a peaceful nation that all of us will be proud of. We should discourage the culture of dividing our people on tribal, religious and political party grounds," he said. There is more that unites us as Kenyans than what divides us."

Ruto said the government will continue to serve all Kenyans irrespective of how they voted during the last general election.

He added that it will not be shaken by those engaging in confrontational politics.

" What Governor Mutua has done in this county as far as service delivery to the people is concerned is commendable and worth emulating. As government we will support such initiatives for the sake of development," said Ruto.

" There should be consultation and cooperation and not quarrels, confrontations and political competitions round the clock. There is time for everything. That is the spirit of devolution,” he added.

Governor Mutua on his part said no amount of intimidation will stop him from working with the Government in ensuring service delivery for the people of Machakos.

He blamed bad politics on underdevelopment in the area saying he will work with leaders whose agenda was to transform the lives of the people.

" It is saddening that political leaders are wrangling at the expense of development. We should focus our energies on serving the people,” said Mutua amid jubilation from the crowd.

" Unless Kenyans change their approach to politics, development will never be realised,” added Governor Mutua.

He said some leaders were bent on ensuring the people they lead remained poor so that they continue to bribe them to achieve their selfish interests whenever elections were called.

Mutua has had several run-ins with CORD coalition leaders for attempting to undermine them by working closely with the Jubilee government.

Just last month, CORD co-Principal and Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka lamented Mutua missing a CORD referendum rally while a day later attending a function with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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