Deputy President William Ruto has apologized to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over his utterance during a Kenya Kwanza Alliance rally in Nyeri.
DP Ruto was Wednesday under pressure from Congo people and a section of Kenyans who claimed the presidential aspirant was spoiling the relationship the two countries have have had since independence.
Through a statement, United Democratic Alliance (UDA) clarified that what Ruto said was in no way referring to the true picture of DRC.
“In keeping up with his promise to champion the economic empowerment of the ordinary Kenyan, Deputy President William Ruto has bad will continue to illustrate to Kenyan farmers the market linkage opportunities globally, ” part of the statement reads.
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Referring to his speech that there was no cows in the whole of DRC, DP Ruto said his speech was informal.
“My speech was informal, and mybuse of certain effects was purely to underscore the magnitude of the opportunity and the urgency of the moment to a local audience. It was not intended to be disrespectful in any way, ” DP Ruto clarified.
DP apologized for the misunderstanding and allayed fears of broken relationship between the two countries.
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“I regret any misunderstanding that may have arisen on account of my speech, and take this opportunity to assure the government and people of the DRC of my profound admiration and high regard,” he added.
This was after calls of his apology by one DRC Senator, who has been at the forefront in leading online rants.