Why Uhuru Will Never Disclose Cause of Fallout With Ruto-Duale

  • A collage of President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) at Nairobi National Park on December 16 and Garissa Town MP Aden Duale (right) at Djibouti State House on December 15, 2021
    A collage of President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) at Nairobi National Park on December 16 and Garissa Town MP Aden Duale (right) at Djibouti State House on December 15, 2021
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  • Garissa Township Member of Parliament (MP) Aden Duale on Tuesday, February 22, claimed that President Uhuru Kenyatta will never spill the beans on why he fell out with his deputy, William Ruto.

    Speaking during an interview with Citizen TV, Duale alleged that before his ouster as the Leader of the Majority in Parliament, he confronted Uhuru several times to explain but his efforts were to no avail. 

    According to Duale, Uhuru played cagey with the question and asked the MP to choose sides. He argued that Uhuru wanted him to align himself with either his camp or the deputy's side. 

    Garissa Township Member of Parliament Aden Duale.
    Garissa Township Member of Parliament Aden Duale.
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    "The news on the headlines on one of the dailies that he will spill the beans is not true, the president has never said that he will. Uhuru Kenyatta will never do so, I know him. It is just agenda being pushed by political brokers like David Murathe (Jubilee Vice Chairman)," the MP opined. 

    He further dismissed claims that Uhuru would publicise intricate details of their relationship with Ruto during the Sagana 3 meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 23.

    The MP added that it would only be prudent for the Commander in Chief to reveal to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader, Raila Odinga the truth about his friction with Ruto. 

    "Personally, I never got a response. Whether it will be during the Sagana 3 or elsewhere, it would be lawfully sound for Uhuru to tell him (Raila) on what really happened," the former Majority leader noted.

    During a Kenya Kwanza rally in Baringo County on February 14, Duale dared Uhuru to spill the beans on Ruto, promising an equal and opposite reaction, adding that they had served in his government and knew all his secret dealings.

    Uhuru, who had been on the sidelines of Kenyan politics, broke his silence during the launch of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Conference in Mombasa and hinted at supporting Raila in the 2022 succession race.

    The President termed the DP as a ghost worker who neglected his office for selfish ambitions. 

    "We have seen those who are just saying they did this and at the same time claiming that the government has done nothing. We do not work while on top of cars. We work while in offices and hospitals," Uhuru stated and, later on, outlined strategies to boost Raila's aspirations. 

    The president went on to declare that the time had come for him to fully delve into politics. Uhuru is expected to tour Mt Kenya and other regions ahead of the August 9 polls. 

    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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