Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has termed ODM leader Raila Odinga as the real Deputy President of Kenya.
Speaking during an interview on Spice FM, Murkomen said that DP William Ruto should not be blamed for the failures of Jubilee, since he is not in government.
According to the legislator, Ruto is only holding the office by name, but the real man who calls shots is Raila Odinga.
“Can you blame William Ruto for what happened for the last four years? He is not part of this administration.
He’s there de facto, but the real Deputy President is Raila Odinga,” Kipchumba Murkomen said in the August 2nd interview.
Kipchumba Murkomen defended DP Ruto, saying that he will be in a position to deliver more for Kenyans if made the President in 2022.
“A vice president can even do better than the President he was deputizing. When Mwai Kibaki was the VP of Moi for 10 years, he was the VP at the worst time of KANU.
But we remember Kibaki not as the Vice President, but the President who transformed our economy,” he said.
DP William Ruto himself has admitted that he has been a toothless dog in Jubilee’s second term in office.
In an interview with Citizen TV on April 16, Ruto said he has been the most humiliated Deputy President in Kenya.
“That is an unfortunate situation. Given an opportunity, I will not allow my deputy to be humiliated the way former DPs have been humiliated and the way I have been humiliated. I will not allow,” Ruto opened up.
He further accused his boss, President Uhuru of working together with the likes of Raila Odinga and Interior CS Fred Matiang’i.
In his quest for Presidency, DP Ruto hopes to outdo the Jubilee administration failures through the Bottom-up economic model.
The hotly debated economic model aims at empowering Small and Medium enterprises in order to sustain the Kenyan economy.