Deputy President William Ruto Source: Photo

Deputy President William Ruto assured the opposition of the government’s commitment to ensure the 2017 polls are free, fair and peaceful.
Ruto intensified his onslaught against the opposition coalition CORD and today he was at his backyard in Uasin Gishu where he joined faithfuls in an inter-denominational Sunday service.

The DP has condemned the opposition coalition leaders over what he termed as insistence to use the young people for selfish interests.

To this end he has maintained that the government will not tolerate activities likely to plunge the country into chaos.

His sentiments were echoed by the leaders who flanked him for the prayers at Kamagut, Turbo Constituency,

The DP said that the government is ready and willing to ensure that the next polls are peaceful.

This even as CORD continues to pile pressure against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. The opposition coalition suspended its Monday protests to give dialogue a chance.

Meanwhile on a lighter note the DP made a surprise visit to makeshift restaurants in Maili Tisa market along the Eldoret-Kitale junction in Uasin-Gishu County where shared a meal with local residents. Ruto shed off his guard to take a stroll in the market before queueing to his meal. The Deputy President later addressed elated small-scale traders, most of whom rushed to the scene to get a glimpse of him. He asked them to engage in socio-economic activities aimed at improving their lives.