Deputy President William Ruto has fired back at President Uhuru Kenyatta after the Head of State suddenly attacked him when he presided over this year’s International Co-operative Day.
“I am asking my brother Uhuru Kenyatta, mimi sishindani na wewe my friend, mimi nashindanda na Raila, wewe simama kando. I want Uhuru Kenyatta to step aside, huyo Raila nitammalizia asubuhi na mapema,” he added.
In his attack, the president accused Ruto of boycotting his official duties and shifted to his power hungry political campaigns hoodwinking Kenyans with empty and faulty promises.
President Uhuru also challenged Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza leaders working in the government to actualize their pledges since they are holders of offices that can actually offer the solutions they are proposing citizens.
During a Kenya Kwanza rally in Tharaka Nithi, Ruto asked Uhuru to paddle clear of his succession politics.
The second-in-command requested his boss to reminisce how far they have come as political allies and how they invested in Uhuru’s past quests for presidency.
“When you needed a friend to stand with you, I stood with you. Raila never stood with you; Martha Karua never stood with you. I am not asking for you to support me. I am asking you to give me space so that I can deal with Raila.”