Ruto wants youths arrested for heckling him du**ng his Kisii rally released

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 9 Dec, 2021 08:57 | < 1 min read
Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO/Courtesy
Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO/Courtesy

Deputy President William Ruto has condemned the action by a section of youths who attempted to disrupt his rallies in Kisii on Wednesday, December 8 but called for their immediate release from police custody.

The DP asked the law enforcement officers to, instead, go for those who have been sponsoring the youths.

According to Ruto, disrupting political events cannot end if the sponsors of those activities are still at large.

"We tell the law enforcers that as long as they are not going to charge the sponsors of these primitive activities, the young people should be spared from the unnecessary harassment and prosecution. Release the youth," the DP said.

Ruto claimed that his competitors have failed to improve the lives of the youths and therefore have opted to use them for their political gains.

"Kenyans are by now aware that for the past couple of days, small groups of youths have been deployed to heckle and generally conduct themselves in a disorderly manner during our engagement with the people," Ruto said.

Adding: "The youth are disproportionately burdened by all negative outcomes of the current top-down governance: poverty, unemployment, inequality, injustice, police brutality, extrajudicial killings and diminished access to opportunity. Conversely, they are equally poorly represented in leadership and opportunities to meaningfully participate in positive change and governance."

He further called on the youths to shun divisive politics and instead step forward in enhancing the country's economic development.

"It is an invitation, not to fight or quarrel or heckle or riot, but to reason together on the best way to secure a prosperous future for Kenya that leaves no one behind," he added.