A section of Jubilee MPs, including Nyeri Town lawmaker Ngunjiri Wambugu, has hinted about Deputy President William Ruto's habit repelling him from President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In a report carried by Daily Nation, the leaders believe that the DP's constant attack on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is likely to strain his relationship with the president.
The leaders noted that Ruto was undermining the president with his constant anti-BBI remarks and that Uhuru would rather cut links with him and back the task force.
Wambugu, particularly, criticised Ruto for dismissing the BBI team, arguing that he cannot purport to speak for Jubilee Party yet Uhuru had endorsed the taskforce.
This was after the DP argued that politicians engaging in the 'punguza mzigo' and BBI campaigns were derailing his party from achieving the Big 4 Agenda.
“The Jubilee administration will not be distracted from delivering on our manifesto and HE’s Big Four plan by those engaged in the raging debate on Punguza Mizigo, BBI or 2022.
"They should be objective, truthful, and conduct an honest conversation that is in the best interest of all of us,” posted Ruto on August 10.
The lawmaker explained that Uhuru had endorsed BBI to collect views from Kenyans on behalf of his government.
Wambugu's remarks were echoed by his Gatanga counterpart, Nduati Ngugi, who argued that the DP's failure to support the handshake meant they were, in a way, opposed to the president's ideals.
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