I Am Not Married to Uhuru - Ruto

  • Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday evening, January 23, addressed matters surrounding his friendship with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    In an exclusive interview conducted by NTV's Ken Mijungu, Ruto stated that the president and himself, should only be questioned on what they promised to deliver to Kenyans.

    "I have heard many stories and I have read many headlines, 'the marriage has died, bromance and love'.

    "My friend (addressing Mijungu), Uhuru Kenyatta is married to Margaret and I am married to Rachel. There is no marriage business here. We were elected by Kenyans to do a job, Uhuru as president and I as the deputy president. What you should be asking me is; 'are you delivering on the job you were given by Kenyans?', " the DP questioned.

    Deputy President William Ruto (R) and NTV's Ken Mijungu at the DP's presidential home in Karen on Thursday evening, January 23.

    In addition, Ruto stated that the handshake between the president and ODM leader Raila Odinga was a wonderful idea that helped cool political temperatures. 

    "We had agreed that it was necessary to bring the political temperatures down. I have said it before and I will say it now, even before Raila reached out to Uhuru, he had reached out to me," he stated.

    Further, Ruto dismissed claims that he was frustrating the government, arguing that he had always supported the president.

    "I have heard the narrative that I am fighting the president but many people who are running that narrative are people in NASA. They have never voted for Uhuru Kenyatta but are now inciting him against me," he remarked.

    "I have supported Uhuru Kenyatta at every turn. There is no politician who has done what I have done for him. They insulted him, called him all manner of names and now want to lecture me on how to relate with him. Please give me a break," he added.

    The UhuRuto relationship, which bloomed in 2013, has been questioned by many Kenyans, especially since the March 9, 2018 handshake.

    The ruling party, Jubilee, has had two factions which pose hard-hitting remarks at each other; Kieleweke, which supports the president and Tanga tanga that support the DP.

    Below is a video courtesy of NTV;