Ruto Bitterly Questions Uhuru's Legacy

  • Deputy President William Ruto's cold war with President Uhuru Kenyatta took another turn when the DP questioned the head of state's legacy.

    The DP's war on the Building Bridges Initiative continued as he openly criticised Kenyatta's sentiments on how the project would shape his last term.

    Ruto on Friday, October 17, took to social media to declare that the initiative, which was birthed by the famous March 2018 handshake with ODM leader Raila Odinga, was to undergo another round of validation by Kenyans.

    DP Ruto interacting with Kericho residents on Wednesday, October 16. Ruto declared that he would win the 2022 elections by a landslide

    He insisted that BBI would only be saved from extinction by a national conversation. 

    "As a democratic society, the proposals by BBI will be subjected to an open national conversation where every voice (the weak/strong, the small/big) will be heard. 

    "Those working hard to create new fault lines, and us versus them 'clash' will fail soo miserably they will be shocked!" Ruto tweeted.

    This came after Kenyatta had defended BBI and his relationship with Odinga on two separate occasions in two days.

    The president spoke at Mwangala Primary School in Likoni, Mombasa County, during the groundbreaking ceremony of the multi-billion-shilling Dongo Kundu Special Economic Zone and on Wednesday, while launching the construction of the Nairobi - JKIA Expressway at Syokimau. 

    "I watch vividly as politicians compete for political space. I warn you Kajiado residents not to be trapped in such agendas. For me, I have united Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and am calling on others to join the bandwagon.

    "No one can lead this country alone. Even if they attack BBI, they should know that the project is not all about elections. It's not about creating a post for me. I will retire after my term is over. It's about the future of Kenyans," Kenyatta reiterated his stance on the initiative. 

    On Wednesday October 16, Ruto stated that he had a clear path towards winning the 2022 presidential election. He outlined how he had calculated an exquisite plan awaiting execution, stating that he would clinch the victory by a landslide. 

    "Don't worry. Everything is on course. I have done all there is to be done. Things are good for me at the national level. It is upon you to have faith in me," Ruto asserted after skipping Kenyatta's SGR launch

    Kenyatta flagging off Phase 2 A of the SGR at Ongata Rongai in Kajiado on Wednesday, October 16. DP Ruto skipped the event. On Friday, October 18, Ruto poked holes into Uhuru's BBI