DP Ruto responds after claims that he will drop 2022 presidential bid for Joho

The move is to help foster national unity.

According to The Star, Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Nassir revealed on Wednesday that Ruto has been made aware of the intentions.

Nassir told the daily that the move is meant to make Ruto more popular in the Coast and promote national unity.

Coastal ODM MPs have agreed to embrace Ruto and will accompany him to events.

Ruto toured Mombasa on Friday, Kwale on Saturday and Taita Taveta on Sunday in the company of some opposition legislators.

The plan is also meant to assist the new partnership between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Oppostion leader Raila Odinga.

"Our stand is simple. We are asking Ruto to join us to support our own Hassan Joho for the presidency," he said.

The deputy president's spokesperson, David Mugonyi, has however dismissed such claims.

"This is a joke for a question. Are you serious you can ask this?" Mugonyi told The Star.

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