Politicians allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM party leader Raila Odinga have dared Deputy President William Ruto to resign from the Jubilee administration if he does not believe in the direction taken by the president.
Politicians from Jubilee, ODM and Wiper parties said that DP’s scathing attacks on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) can only amount to disrespect to the president. They also accuse him of hiding behind Mr Odinga to undermine President Kenyatta.
After a public forum in Kisii last Friday, Dr Ruto had claimed the BBI and Handshake – an agreement signed between Uhuru and Raila – were a con game derailing Jubilee’s Big Four Agenda.
BBI M.C and Suna East Mp Mohamed Junet said that the Ruto sjould have the courage to face the president instead of hiding behind Mr. Odinga. “His attitude towards the president as DP makes me believe Kenyans should consider amending the Constitution to make the DP an appointee of the president as was the case before,” he added.
The more than 10 BBI MPs accused Ruto and his allies for throwing around figures to disparage the BBI process for selfish reasons.
They claim that DP has been peddling lies that BBI is a waste of public resources and chllenged him to disclose the amount that has been spent on the BBI.
Borabu MP Ben Momanyi also accused the DP of visiting Kisii and Nyamira regions at least 30 times, wasting public resources in pretense that he is launching government projects while campaigning for his 2022 presidential bid.
The group insists that BBI is about national unity and cohesion even after Railahinted that they will use the initiative to gauge their rivals.