Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has said that Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has failed to execute his role as Uhuru’s deputy, a move that could have prompted the Head of State to assign his duties to other people.
Speaking to Citizen TV on Thursday, August 5, the Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader said that Uhuru Kenyatta has been working alone especially during the second term of Jubilee’s regime.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta is working by himself in the second term…I think for the President to give Deputy President duties to someone else means that he (Ruto) has failed,” Mutua said.
Mutua who had earlier on said President Uhuru dumped Ruto because he was not humble further said the DP has been engaging in corruption instead of development.
“I once asked the President what the problem with the DP was and he laughed it off…I think his main problem was graft and I think he felt there was no progress on many fronts because of many interests,” Mutua added.
Speaking to Inooro FM on Wednesday, August 4, the besieged Kenya’s Deputy President admitted that he had been technically stripped of his duties and the roles assigned to other people.
“I was told to stay away and there are others to help the president, including NASA people who instead came to sabotage our (Jubilee party) plans,” Ruto said.
He accused former Prime Minister Raila Odinga of being the source of the ongoing wrangles between him and his boss following the 2018 truce between President Uhuru and the ODM leader.
To perhaps confirm Alfred Mutua’s sentiments, President Uhuru, speaking at State House Nairobi on June 14, said he had done better in his second term as president than the first.
He said this was because he focused more on development in his second term than in the first term, where the political agenda took center stage.
“Working in conjunction with my colleagues, I have been able to focus on the development agenda, not the political agenda,” the president said.