Ruto Goes Ballistic After Waiguru's Remark on Uhuru

  • Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru (center), President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and his deputy William Ruto during a past presser. Ruto angrily lashed out at Waiguru, over her remarks on Uhuru. File
  • Deputy President William Ruto angrily lashed at out at Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, over her remarks on President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    Waiguru, while speaking at Kerugoya Level 5 hospital on Wednesday, September 11, stated that Kenyans were not ready for another president from the Kikuyu community. 

    "Let’s be honest, Kenya has many communities and one or two cannot continue dominating the leadership of this country," Waiguru asserted as reported by The Star.

    DP William Ruto and Governor Anne Waiguru share a light moment. Ruto angrily lashed at out at Waiguru, over her remarks on Uhuru
    DP William Ruto and Governor Anne Waiguru share a light moment. Ruto angrily lashed at out at Waiguru, over her remarks on Uhuru.

    Ruto took to social media to blast Waiguru, who had also stated that Mt Kenya was waiting for Uhuru's directive over 2022 elections.

    'We supported and voted for Uhuru to succeed former President Mwai Kibaki, not because of ethnicity but competence.

    "He is not the leader of any ethnic community but that of Jubilee, the largest political party with MCA's,MPS and Governors in 41 of 47 counties and the President of Kenya. Muwache kasumba ya ukabila please (You need to steer clear of tribalistic undertones, please)," Ruto posted on Twitter on Thursday, September 12.

    Waiguru who was a key ally of the DP fell out with Ruto and even ditched him. In June 2019, she accused the DP of engaging in premature campaigns and often undermining the president.

    Ruto further skipped Waiguru's wedding on July 13, 2019.

    The two also do not see eye to eye after Waiguru publicly stated her staunch support for Raila Odinga.

    "We all understand that Raila controls roughly half of this country. Anyone who actually thinks that they can lead this country without his support, or his supporters' input, then they are denying a fact," she stated in August 2019.

    Their relationship dwindled further with Waiguru's support of Building Bridges Initiative, a thorn in Ruto's flesh

    Anne Waiguru with Raila Odinga
    Anne Waiguru (R) ​​​​greets Raila Odinga (R) at a past meet. Ruto angrily lashed at out at Waiguru, over her remarks on Uhuru.