Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has claimed that the fall out between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, Dr. William Ruto is not just a disorder in the ruling party (Jubilee) but also a political risk that will plunge the country in economic turmoil.
“The President fighting his Deputy isn’t merely a Jubilee political joke. In international business terms that’s called political risk,” Murkom said on a twitter post.
The DP strongman further clarified that the Kenya is a nation that has overborrowed and the tiff between the president and his deputy will keep the shilling falling and Kenya shall pay back heavily with investors already on wait and see mode.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has pushed his DP William Ruto to the periphery of power. Ruto’s allies were also stripped of responsibilities and leadership in Parliamentary committees. He has also reduced Ruto’s functions and funding.
The president who began his presidential campaigns around 3 years before the expiry of his predecessors term is accusing is deputy of early campaigns.
Ruto has announced his bid to succeed Kenyatta in 2022 and legal experts say there are no fixed timelines for the start of presidential campaign vote hunt.
President Kenyatta is complaining that Ruto’s early campaigns will disrupt his Big 4 development agenda.
The disagreement between the two top leaders has put the ruling party in shambles with the cabinet deeply divided in the middle.
The president is now doing everything possible to cut his deputy to size including issuing orders to grant Interior CS Fred Matiang’i more powers.
President fighting his Deputy isn’t merely a Jubilee political joke. In international business terms that’s called political risk. It’s terrible.Being a nation that has borrowed heavily,the Shilling will keep falling& we shall pay heavily.Investors are already on wait&see state
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) October 12, 2020