NAIROBI– Deputy President William Ruto has asked ruling Jubilee leaders to stop focusing on his 2022 presidential bid and concentrate on serving Kenyans.

Ruto said Kenyans went to the polls last year and it would be wrong for leaders to subject them to matters of politics even before the dust settled down.

He said leaders should unite and focus their energies on matters of development, saying electioneering period ended last year.

Speaking at the African Inland Church (AIC) Missionary College in Uasin-Gishu County, on Sunday, the Deputy President told leaders to stop debates about the 2022 General Election and dedicate their energies to serving Kenyans.

It is immoral, not right and unacceptable that we continue to manipulate political space to continuously talk about elections and sharing of power instead of focusing on things that matter to Kenyans, said Ruto.

I want to ask those in political class not to be selfish so as we create time and thrive national discourse about empowering 45 million Kenyans and not few individuals, said Ruto.

He reminded leaders that they had a duty to implement the promises they made to the electorate during last year’s elections.

Between now and the next election, we should concentrate on the agenda that we sold to the people and which made them to elect us. Let’s put politics aside for now, said Ruto.

Separately, President Uhuru Kenyatta Sunday urged Kenyans to remain united in order to succeed in life.

The President said people who are united and who care for each other can achieve anything good that they desire.

He spoke when he joined worshippers at Ridgeways Baptist Church, Nairobi, during a service to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the church.

If we look out for one another there is nothing that we cannot achieve together as a people, said the President.

He congratulated the Church on its 30th anniversary and commended it for playing an important role in faith and education.