Deputy President Ruto has come out to explain the details of his highly publisiced failed trip to Uganda on Tuesday, August 3.

In an interview with Inooro TV, Ruto defended his failed trip to Uganda, saying he was headed there for his private businesses.

This, he said, should not be a matter of public concern since he also has a right to engage in his own private matters.

Deputy President Ruto also defended his failed trip to Uganda, saying he had followed all the protocols that are required. Photo: State House Uganda/Facebook
Deputy President Ruto also defended his failed trip to Uganda, saying he had followed all the protocols that are required. Photo: State House Uganda/Facebook

“These are personal issues, I can not announce everything I do. If I count the eggs of my chicken, should I announce to Kenyans?” Ruto posed when asked to delve deeper into the private matters he was going to do in Uganda..

He explained that as a member of the East African community, he should be free to move around the region and conduct business.

Deputy President William Ruto also defended his failed trip to Uganda, saying he had followed all the protocols required.


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“I am not a fool. I know what is needed before I travel, I have done this for 9 years. There is no day I have been told I need permission from anyone,

“Which law is this that has just been implemented? It is just a requirement to try and put me in a compromising position with people with whom I have no time. I leave them to God,” Ruto said.

Additionally, Ruto wondered why there is so much fuss about his relationship with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni.

The second in command has been criticized over his relationship with Museveni, who is described as a dictator.

“Uganda President Yoweri Museveni is a friend to the President, he is my friend. I have been to Uganda for his campaigns,

“Even these NASA principals have campaigned for him because of the relationship between Kenya and Uganda. Why is it ok for him to be their friend and not mine?”The deputy president William Ruto posed.

The failed trip to Uganda on Monday was Ruto’s second visit there in as many weeks.

In July, he was in Uganda to commission and vaccine centre alongside President Yoweri Museveni.