Deputy President William Ruto has insisted that he will not step down from government.
Speaking in Taita Taveta where he attended the burial of Mahoo Ward MCA Ronald Hanel Sagurani, Ruto said he was a man on a mission.
“I am a man on a mission and I do not have a luxury to surrender,” Ruto told mourners.
Ruto said he was focused on helping millions of people who are suffering to be part of ‘our nation’.
“I cannot retreat, I cannot surrender,” he reiterated.
He said his bottom-up economic approach was meant to uplift millions of Kenyans from poverty.
“For those who may have wronged, I seek for forgiveness, but I will not retreat,” he said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta challenged Ruto to resign instead of criticising the government.
“The honourable thing is that if you are not happy, you step aside and allow those who want to move on, to move on. So that you can also take your agenda to the people. This is what happens in any normal democracy. You can’t have your cake and eat it,” Uhuru said.