DP Ruto Breaks Silence, Convenes Crisis Meeting

  • Deputy President William Ruto and his mother Sarah Cheruyiot pictured at an event. On May 10, DP Ruto sent out a special message to his mum.
    Deputy President William Ruto and his mother Sarah Cheruyiot pictured at an event. On May 10, DP Ruto sent out a special message to his mum.
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  • Nairobi, Monday, May 18  - Deputy President William Ruto reportedly convened a crisis meeting over the weekend to address the onslaught against his foremost allies.

    According to a report by The Standard, the DP reportedly convened with his allies urging them to stay put and let their rivals have a field day noting that it was important to sit back and strategise.

    “In war, you don’t show your enemies all the arsenal; you will lose. You must retreat and study how far they can go and strategise on how to counter,” a source in attendance quoted the DP.

    “This is just the beginning. It’s too early for them to celebrate,” stated the DP during the highly guarded meeting according to the publication.

    Senators Susan Kihika (Nakuru) and Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet) addresses the media outside his office on May 11, 2020.
    Senators Susan Kihika (Nakuru) and Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet) addresses the media outside his office on May 11, 2020.
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    Emmanuel Talam, the Director of Information at the Office of the Deputy President, in an interview with Kenyans.co.ke, however, denied that the meeting took place.

    "There was no meeting, You should ask The Standard where they got their report from," he stated.

    In the meeting, a source intimated to the publication that the DP disclosed that he was directing his energies towards dispensing his constitutional duties and would not be tricked into beefing with Preisdent Uhuru Kenyatta.

    “I know they are after me. I will stay put and keep my silence. This purge against my allies is targeted at forcing me to quit.

    “For now, I will not engage or respond. I will continue serving needy Kenyans during this Covid-19 pandemic. This is more pressing and urgent," a lawmaker who attended the meeting claimed the DP had stated.

    "Already, people are asking where is the DP? I am here, discharging my constitutional duty and I will not stop now,” he added.

    In the meeting, the attendees also contemplated asking Ruto allies targeted for ouster in the National Assembly and the Senate to quit and disarm the President Uhuru Kenyatta-led machine. 

    Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Susan Kihika have already lost their majority and minority whip roles respectively.

    Other leaders who are targeted in the next ousters are reported to be Senate Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki, Naitonal Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and the house's Majority Whip Benjamin Washiali.

    National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale addresses the media on June 13, 2019.
    National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale addresses the media on June 13, 2019.
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