DP William Ruto has asked NASA coalition members to stop disturbing his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta and sort out their political plans themselves.
According to Ruto, the NASA principals should put their house in order instead of expecting Uhuru to help them sort out their issues.
He said Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula had been disturbing Uhuru with attempts to change Kenya’s constitution (BBI), and now they want him to give them a 2022 plan.
“They started by bothering him with constitutional amendments but when it hit a dead end, now they want him to arrange them for elections,
“Stop wasting the president’s time, let him work for Kenyans. Plan yourself. We didn’t elect him to plan and unite you,” Ruto said during a church service in Huruma on July 11.
He further accused the NASA co-principals of being selfish by bothering Uhuru with their personal needs.
“They are all greedy and fighting for their own benefits. Some are talking of bullets (Raila Odinga) as others are crying over money (Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi). The president was elected to serve all Kenyans, not five, six people,” Ruto said.
Ruto’s dismissal of the NASA co-principals comes at a time when the group has warmed up to the President with hopes that he will join them.
During President Uhuru’s tour of Ukambani region on July 9, Raila Odinga told Uhuru that he will be welcomed to the NASA coalition.
“We are talking and we are going to come together your excellency, and we are going to invite you to become a NASA member,” Raila Odinga told the Head of State.
On July 6, President Uhuru is said to have met Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka at State House where they discussed affairs of the NASA coalition to forestall a possible fallout.
State House spokesperson Kanze Dena confirmed that Uhuru is keen on uniting the NASA leaders.
“The president was concerned about their public attacks, which he observed were not good for the unity he desires for the country ahead of next year’s General Election,” she said.