Its quit evident that divisions in the ruling Jubilee party are getting wider as the President Uhuru Kenyatta is now hitting out at his deputy William Ruto for criticizing the government in which he serves. Asking him to resign
Uhuru who was speaking in Uthiru Today Friday dared the Deputy President to resign instead of criticizing the government from within.
The president is accusing his Dp of doublespeak, the Head of State wondered why one would take credit for projects done by the government and at the same time accuse it of failing and even going some step ahead to blame others for the same “On one hand he is saying the government has failed and on the other hand he is saying we as a government have done this and that development,” said President Kenyatta while addressing Uthiru residents after commissioning a health centre put up by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).
“That is doublespeak, you can’t be speaking of the failures of a government where you serve while at the same time outlining what you refer to as we have achieved as a government. You better resign.” Deputy President William Ruto has now defended himself just hours after his boss’s accusations.
He was speaking in Kiambaa where he participated in a funds drive to empower boda boda riders in the region. The Deputy President alluding to an old adage “akufaaye kwa dhiki ndio rafiki” (a friend in need is a friend indeed)said he was the only person willing to be there when Uhuru needed a friend.
The Deputy President alluding to an old adage “akufaaye kwa dhiki ndio rafiki” (a friend in need is a friend indeed)said he was the only person willing to be there when Uhuru needed a friend. “When Uhuru needed a friend to stand with him, when no one else wanted to support him because of the ICC cases, or because his father was president, or because he came from Mt. Kenya, I was the one who did,” He added.
He appeared to criticize his boss whose blossoming political camaraderie ODM leader Raila Odinga has soured relations within the Jubilee party. The DP said, although President Uhuru appears to be attracting a smattering of all kinds of friends, he was the only friend willing to stand with Head of State during the run to the 2013 poll.
According to Ruto, he is the best-placed person to succeed President Uhuru when he retires in 2022. “Because Uhuru is retiring, who is the best person to finish the good work that we began? Is it Ruto or the Kitendawili person?” Ruto posed.