Deputy President William Ruto has for the first time addressed the rift between him and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking during an interview with Citizen TV on Thursday, Ruto said the current relationship with his boss was agreed on after Jubilee’s first term in office.
He claimed that it was decided that he should take a back-seat to allow the President build his legacy.
“We had UhuruRuto, it was agreed that we may need to tone down on the Ruto part so that we could have Uhuru stand out as the leader of Government,” he explained.
“My life is easy…You have not heard me complain… The situation between the President and myself is agreed upon…In the 1st term, it was Uhuruto… In the 2nd term, we want to build a legacy for the President…I am the DP and I know my place,”
DP Ruto also rubbished claims that his role in the government had diminished considerably, saying that it was for the greater good.
At the same time, the second-in-command blamed busybodies, conmen and political brokers of the current issues beleaguering the ruling party.
“The party has been hijacked by busybodies, conmen and brokers… like Murathe and company, people who have no clue on our philosophy, they were nowhere, we appointed them to those positions, their word has now become the party position,” DP Ruto said.
Although he did not give a clear indication of jumping ship ahead of the 2022 General Election, Ruto hinted at the possibility of forming his own political outfit.
He said the party still has a chance at redemption, but noted that if the situation remained the same, he would make a decision at that point.
“I believe there is a chance to sort out our issues in Jubilee. It would be tragic if we were to lose Jubilee…If Jubilee is hijacked by the brokers, we will make the decision at that point,” he added.
Credit: Source link