Ruto Allies Pronounce Stern Message Regarding His Resignation
A section of leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto have dismissed criticism that he is undermining President Uhuru Kenyatta, and on several instances on Monday, January 13, pronounced sternly that the DP is in Jubilee to stay.
A faction of leaders in support of the Building Bridges Initiative, led by National Assembly Minority Chief Whip Junet Mohammed, and Murang'a County Woman Representative Sabina Chege, held a presser where they accused the DP of undermining the project spearheaded by President Kenyatta, and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
The legislators asked the DP to resign if he was no longer supportive of the president.
Addressing the media outside Milimani Law Courts on Monday, January 13, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wa stated that Ruto was part and parcel of the Jubilee government, just as President Kenyatta. He accused leaders in the opposition of not playing their role, and of letting down Kenyans.
"William Ruto is part and parcel of this government just as Uhuru Kenyatta is part and parcel of this government, just as us in Jubilee are part of this government. We are here to stay, we are not going anywhere " Ichung'wa stated.
"It is the opposition that has failed the country. We in Jubilee are working to fulfill our manifesto to the people. So it is ODM to play its role as opposition. We don't want outsiders telling William Ruto to resign. He is going nowhere! He is not going!" he proclaimed.
Taking to social media, Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen responded to the ODM Party and a section of Jubilee leaders, pronouncing that Ruto was not an employee of the president and should be equally accorded respect.
"The deputy president is not an employee of the president. They willingly came together, jointly employed by the people of Kenya. The respect you are demanding for the president is the same respect the president is demanding for his deputy," Murkomen stated.
Speaking to Daily Nation, National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale stated that those opposing the DP were in for a rude shock. He maintained that Ruto was unmoved by the criticism.
"Those humiliating the DP are doing zero work. He is unmoved and perhaps they need to be reminded that humiliating Ruto amounts to demeaning the president, Jubilee Party, the government, and the entire Kenyan population," Duale was quoted by the publication.
While addressing the media outside the Milimani Law courts on January 13, Kandara MP Alice Wahome and Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot alleged that state officers were being deployed to frustrate legislators allied to the DP.
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