Ruto Tells Off Murathe After Uhuru Conference Saga

  • Deputy President William Ruto (R) and Jubilee Vice Chairperson David Murathe
    Deputy President William Ruto (R) and Jubilee Vice Chairperson David Murathe
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  • Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday, September 30, told off a section of political leaders condemning him for missing the covid-19 conference on Monday.

    Speaking from his Karen residence, Ruto stated that he had delivered all the services as required of him by President Uhuru Kenyatta, contrary to what a section of leaders were insinuating.

    "There is no assignment that the president has given to me that has not been discharged with distinction, and His Excellency can attest to this," he stated.

    Ruto urged leaders to concentrate on service delivery, and not to waste time supervising his work.

    "You have appointed yourself to be supervising my work instead of minding your own business and serving Kenyan citizens," a visibly agitated DP stated.

    He was accompanied by Senators Millicent Omanga (nominated), Susan Kihika (Nakuru), MPs Nixon Korir (Lang’ata), John Kiarie (Dagoretti South), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), Benjamin Gathiru (Embakasi Central), James Gakuya (Embakasi North) and George Theuri (Embakasi West).

    His sentiments came a day after Murathe complained that the DP had neglected his duties, having been absent during the Covid-19 conference hosted at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

    Murathe interpreted Ruto's absence to mean that he did not care about the party's well-being.

    "You are a lame duck, I am heeding the ground, I do not need you," Murathe interpreted Ruto's message after missing the event.

    He added that the DP had gone on record stating that he did not have any work assigned to him, and that Interior CS Fred Matiang'i had taken over his duties.

    Kieni MP Kanini Kega, who is also the National Budget and Appropriation Committee chair, stated that the DP should be penalised for neglecting his duties.

    "There is absolutely no reason why the Deputy President would skip a state event, so we want to tell him, we cannot be appropriating funds to your office yet you are not ready to discharge the responsibilities that have been given to you by the constitution of assisting and deputizing the president," Kega stated.

    Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe in an interview with K24 in 2019
    Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe in an interview with K24 in 2019
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