Deputy President William Ruto has expressed amazement over sentiments attributed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to the effect that the Head of State was contemplating throwing his support behind another candidate other than him.
Speaking a day after President Kenyatta hosted leaders of the Ukambani region at State House Nairobi, Ruto did not hide his dismay to claims that his boss endeavored to back their competitors in 2017.
âEUCHO!!NGAI FAFA MWATHANI!! So, what happens to the Thurakus, the kumÃ¬rÃ kÃ¹mÃ¨rÃ contingent, the 8 million of us??â He posed in his Twitter handle Tuesday morning
He said this in reference to popular saying at the time, as their supporters were rallied to vote to the last man to guarantee them the win.
Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153
With a win and having confirmed another term in office for the Jubilee Party, Ruto wonders why the President may not want to support his bid to succeed him once he exits the stage.
âNone, no youth, no woman, no man of the 8M who woke up early and voted 3 times for UK/WsR ticket merit support?â He asked
Sounding unmoved by the latest developments, the DP has promised to carry on with his quest to become President.
âSawa tu! Tutajipanga na support ya MUNGU,â He said
Ruto further appears displeased that during the meeting with the Akamba leadership, the Head of State pointed out that by working with the opposition since 2018, he has managed to deliver more projects during his second term in office because he was able to focus more on development.
âWorking in conjunction with my colleagues, I have been able to focus on the development agenda not the political agenda,â He said.