I Invited Ruto Not To Campaign For Me — M7

President Museveni has said he invited Kenyan deputy president William Ruto to see what National Resistance Movement (NRM) is doing.

President Museveni with Willian Ruto at State house lodge in Kapchorwa district today
President Museveni with Willian Ruto at State house lodge in Kapchorwa district today

In an Interview with NBS TV yesterday, Museveni denied claims that Ruto came to campaign for him arguing that he does not need anyone to help him do campaigns.

“I invited Ruto. These are young politicians. He came to see what we are doing, not campaign for me,” Museveni said, adding, “Mr. Ruto wasn’t campaigning for me. I don’t need anyone to campaign for me.”

He said Ruto is from the same tribe as the people of Kapchorwa and it was out of solidarity that he came.

“As a pan-Africanist, I am happy Ruto came. He is from the same tribe as people of Kapchorwa. Ruto is Kalenjin. He was showing the oneness of our people bad? It was out of solidarity that he came,” Museveni noted.

Campaign Promises

Responding to questions on 18 million hoes promise to farmers, Museveni said hoes are needed in the countryside side where majority of the farmers cannot use tractors.

“Hoes are needed in countryside. Peasants can’t use tractors. They need hoes.” Museveni said.

He opined that ‘in-disciplined inheritance’ has led to massive fragmentation of land, sustaining use of hoes.

He said experts told him that lack of pads force girls out of school hence promise to give girls pads.

“Our education experts came out and said ‘You man Museveni, you are not talking about pads for girls’…”

On Besigye visiting Abim hospital Museveni noted that the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate is not interested in visiting hospitals that have been repaired.

“Problem with Besigye is that he visits Abim Hospital which is going to be repaired, not repaired Mbale Hospital,” Museveni noted.

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