Deputy President William Ruto has reacted to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s indication that he would not be supporting a Jubilee candidate next year.
In his statement, Ruto wondered how the 8 million who voted twice for the Jubilee duo did not merit to be supported by the President.
EUCHO!!NGAI FAFA MWATHANI!! So, what happens to the Thurakus, the kumìrà kùmèrà contingent, the 8 million of us?? None, no youth, no woman, no man of the 8M who woke up early and voted 3 times for UK/WsR ticket merit support? Sawa tu! Tutajipanga na support ya MUNGU
DP Ruto said in a statement.
Ruto who was Uhuru’s running mate in two elections and a repeat presidential poll fall out with the big boss after the 2018 handshake.
The commander in chief has created a tighter relationship with NASA leader Raila Odinga with both pushing the BBI narrative.
In today’s Star headline President Kenyatta eliminates DP Ruto in his succession plans and makes it clear he will support a NASA Candidate.
“I will back one NASA Chief for Presidency
President Uhuru Kenyatta stated
The statement from the President doesn’t come as a surprise considering his relationship with DP Ruto has changed for the worse.
President Kenyatta has since last year been working as a lone ranger without the help of his deputy.
Yesterday, the President while speaking at Statehouse where he hosted a delegation of political leaders from Ukambani, noted that he has been successful in his second term more than the first term because of not ‘politicking’.
I have delivered in my second term of office more than my first term. Working in conjunction with my colleagues, I have been able to focus on the development agenda not the political agenda.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said.