DP Ruto Responds to David Murathe in Chatham House Speech

  • DP Ruto in a livestreamed event from Chatham House, London File Chatham House, London
  • Deputy President William Ruto, on Friday, partially addressed allegations levelled against him by former Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe.

    In a question and answer session during the Chatham House lecture, Ruto, though trying to avoid the matter, spoke on doubts cast on his suitability to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.

    One among those in the audience, a reporter of Financial Times, asked the DP to respond to the accusations but he stated, “I have not responded to Murathe in Kenya. I am not about to respond to him in Europe."

    A collage of DP Ruto and David Murathe

    Ruto proceeded to indicate that Murathe was free to go anywhere with his allegations and even seek help in investigating him.

    The Deputy President was adamant that he was committed his job of fulfilling the Big 4 Agenda of the Jubilee Administration without engaging in the sideshows.

    Regarding matters of 2022 politics, Ruto went ahead to indicate that it was not his place to determine who will be the Jubilee Party flag bearer for the presidential bid.

    He reminded the audience that it is the party; its members under the leadership of the president that will determine who the presidential candidate will be when the time comes.

    The DP also took time to apologise for the cancelled meeting he was to have with Kenyans in London.

    According to Ruto, he had to travel back to Kenya in time for President Kenyatta’s departure to Ethiopia on Saturday since constitutionally, both leaders cannot be out of the country at the same time.

    Nonetheless, the DP promised Kenyans in the UK that he would make it up to them for the cancellation when he goes back to that “part of the world" in future.

    Ruto being received in London by High Commissioner Manoah Esipisu