Senator Exposes Rift Between Uhuru and Ruto on Live TV

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and his deputy William Ruto left. Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata insinuated that there was a rift between the two leaders. Twitter
  • Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata, on Monday, November 11, exposed a deep rift between the two Jubilee Party heads, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto.

    Speaking on Inooro TV, the senator state that it had become evident that there were differences between the two after they both simultaneously cancelled their trips to Central region over the weekend.

    Kang'ata further disclosed that teams from the two leaders never communicated about their plans, which was why they both found themselves scheduled to attend two different functions in the same region.

    The lawmaker further confirmed that Uhuru's plan to visit Mt Kenya was hatched in May when a delegation that included Kang'ata visited State House. 

    Murang'a senator Irungu Kang'ata while appearing on Inooro TV on Monday, November 11, 2019.
    Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata while appearing on Inooro TV on Monday, November 11, 2019.

    The leaders had gone to pick up a school bus when they invited him to ACK St Peters Cathedral in Kenol, Murang'a County.

    "The bishop was among those who had accompanied me and we had a chat with the president and this is when we invited him for the service.

    "His coming was confirmed on Thursday, but unfortunately this also changed the last minute," stated Kang'ata.

    He, however, expressed disappointment in the president's last minuted cancellation.

    DP Ruto was expected to attend a church service in Kandara within the same county.

    Kang'ata further refuted rumours that Uhuru was losing popularity in the region, arguing that the president had carried out numerous projects in the region.

    president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto on November 9 cancelled their respective meetings in the Central region
    President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto on November 9 cancelled their respective meetings in Central Kenya