Deputy President William Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua led Kenya Kwanza Alliance in holding their last rally at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi on Saturday.
Ruto expressed his confidence in winning the Tuesday election, saying freedom was finally coming to Kenyans.
“I stand confidently to say that we are witnessing history. They said we would not be here in 2022, but here we are. They said we would not be on the ballot. We will overcome. Enough is enough. Freedom is coming,” Ruto said.
The deputy president took a swipe at the same government he works for, saying the ‘deep state’ and the ‘system’ will not work against him.
“The people of Kenya will prevail over the ‘deep state’ and the ‘system’ on Tuesday. We will have a nation that leaves no Kenyan behind,” Ruto said.
He smirked at his opponents whom he claimed wanted to bar him from contesting in the forthcoming election and said he made it anyway through God.
“I stand before you, thanking God because I am here today because of the Almighty God. They said we would not make it to the ballot, but here we are. Isn’t God full of miracles?” Ruto posed.
Ruto once again outlined his bottom-up economic model to his supporter and how it will benefit Kenyans if he becomes president.
He said after the Tuesday polls are over, he will have a cup of tea with his opponent Raila insisting there was no bad blood between them and they are both Kenyans and brothers.
Ruto said having varying political opinions should not be mistaken for enmity, as democracy is not war.
“I have told my friend Raila that I am ready to take tea with him after Tuesday. We will take tea, my friend, because we are Kenyans and because we are brothers,” the DP said.
His running mate Gachagua extended his attacks on the Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Interior PS Karanja Kibicho, claiming they are coercing government administrators to campaign for their opponent in the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua.
He claimed the security officials used the administrators to disrupt their political campaigns and were plotting to disrupt the Tuesday election by causing tension in perceived Ruto strongholds to bring down voter turnout.
“Chiefs and other administrators should not be afraid. Matiang’i and Kibicho will go home on Tuesday,” Gachagua said.