On Monday, Deputy President William Ruto sent out a birthday message to President Uhuru Kenyatta wishing him good health, and a long life.
What stood out from his message was the fact that he referred to Uhuru as his friend and boss, despite the many instances where they have thrown unpleasant words against one another, indirectly.
“Happy birthday to my friend and boss HE. Uhuru Kenyatta. May God almighty grant you good health and long life,” tweeted DP Ruto.
Happy birthday to my friend and boss HE. Uhuru Kenyatta. May God almighty grant you good health and long life.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) October 26, 2020
President Uhuru Kenyatta is marking his 59th birthday today (26th October).
Upon seeing the Deputy President’s message Kenyans reacted some calling him out for disrespecting the president, while others commended him for the bold move.
This is the Ruto I guess most people want now go to Bomas and get that report say you will read it and whatever you don't like you will be willing to sit at the negotiating table. At least this one time do it for Kenyans!!
— Wanjiku_Mugane (@wanjikumugane) October 26, 2020
That message is too short. When you mean your words, you are always longer in your writing, pretense?? Anyway, happy birthday to Ruto's former friend Uhunye.
— Dan The Red (@DanTheRedUtd) October 26, 2020
May he live long to our hustler nation prosperous. We are planning our strategic plans of stopping this malicious job creator machine called BBI. Hustler nation there is peace, unity, justice, no corruption, no tribalism and youth empowerment.
— Salmon Owiti Ouma (@SalmonOwitiOum1) October 26, 2020
Happy Birthday,, even though he is neglecting us we still wish him well to see as becoming the fifth
— Evans Miloo (@Evans_miloo) October 26, 2020
We know you don't mean it but haidhuru pic.twitter.com/VYWAreRkr6
— Red Flame🇰🇪 (@RedFlamekenya) October 26, 2020
You remember this day at BOMAS of Kenya? Now, today it might Repeat itself. BBI is a Birthday Gift to Uhuru Kenyatta. 😀 pic.twitter.com/gxcx76DN9a
— Hustler001 (@NewestHustler01) October 26, 2020
You ate 3/4 of his birthday cake and you still have the gutts to wish him a happy birthday! pic.twitter.com/oZw5Wh15BJ
— Moha (@Moha87574655) October 26, 2020
But you always badmouth him in public rallies disrespecting and Insubordinating him ,you should learn to respect your seniors pic.twitter.com/vHSponDyhF
— Godfrey Njihia (@Goddieh_njihia) October 26, 2020