Uhuru, Ruto's Cold War That Has Lasted 3 Weeks

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto Facebook
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto are yet to meet for three weeks amid brewing tensions within Jubilee Party.

    Uhuru’s newfound comfort around Raila Odinga and Ruto’s absence in presidential functions adds more fuel to the reports of a cold war simmering between them.

    Ruto who is known to flank the head of state during his public addresses was notably missing at the rebranding of Mama Ngina drive in Mombasa, and the recent press conference where he announced the new price of maize.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho at the rebranding of Mama Ngina Drive

    According to The Standard, a meeting that was scheduled between the two was also aborted in unclear circumstances.

    Uhuru has extended his holiday at the coast while Ruto has juggling between his Karen home and his house in Sugoi.

    “There is little communication between the two. There is some mistrust between them,” a source told The Standard.

    The wedge between the once inseparable duo was driven by recent remarks by former Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe.

    Murathe has launched an all-out attack on Ruto, vowing to do everything in his power to stop the DP from ascending to the Presidency.

    It was however reported that it was Ruto who called upon Uhuru to intervene and the latter then gave Murathe an ultimatum to resign.

    Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria further threw the party into disarray when he stated that the government was ignoring the central region in term of launching development projects.

    Deputy President Willam Ruto chairing a meeting in his office