Ruto Responds to Uhuru's Dare to Resign

  • Deputy President William Ruto (left) and President Uhuru Kenyatta enjoy a hearty moment during the BBI launch at the Bomas of Kenya on November 27, 2019.
    Deputy President William Ruto (left) and President Uhuru Kenyatta enjoy a hearty moment during the BBI launch at the Bomas of Kenya on November 27, 2019.
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  • Deputy President William Ruto has responded to President Uhuru Kenyatta's dare for him to resign instead of criticising the government.

    Speaking at Kiwanjani Ngaramara Ward Grounds in Isiolo County on February 13, stated that he had been respectful to the president through the campaigns and the two terms in office.

    "Nimemheshimu na sijawahi sema mambo kinyume na yeye hata kama kazi ningefaa kufanya kama naibu wake zinafanywa na watu wengine"

    (I have respected the president and have never gone against him even when some of the duties that are supposed to be performed by my office have been allocated to other individuals)"  he stated.

    DP William Ruto at a boda boda event in Kiambu County on Friday, January 12, 2021.
    DP William Ruto at a boda boda event in Kiambu County on Friday, January 12, 2021.
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    He stated that he observed a high level of respect because of his desire to ensure there was unity in the country.

    Ruto added that he was not in competition with the president adding that he was keen on performing the duties of his office under the president.

    "Nimefanya kazi ameniambia nifanye na hakuna kazi hata moja amesema nifanye na sijafanya. Niko tayari kushirikiana na watu wote. 

    (I have performed all the duties the president has assigned to me and there isn't one that I have fallen short on. I am ready to work with everyone)" he stated.

    Watch the video below of DP Ruto's response:

    The President while speaking in Uthiru, accused the DP and Jubilee Party rebels of double-speak, stating that the Tanga Tanga members allied to the DP, wanted to be associated with the government only when it was favourable to them.

    "We need to either work together or not. If they feel that the government is favourable to them, then they should work with us but if they disassociate themselves, then let them resign," the president stated.

    DP Ruto in an event on February 12, claimed that he understood Jubilee's manifesto and development agenda better than Kenyatta's allies.

    This he said, made him the most suitable person to succeed Uhuru as president. 

    He added that he stood with the head of state when both of them were facing prosecution at the International Criminal Court at the Hague in 2013 and also supported his re-election in 2017.

    The DP said that it was evident that he was Kenyatta's true friend as opposed to those he currently parades. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta in February 12, 2021.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking on February 12, 2021.
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