Last week, President William Ruto trained guns on his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta claiming that the former Head of State was not paying taxes.
In what appeared that Ruto was renewing the political rift with his predecessor, the First in Command through his associates alleged that Rtd. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies were the ones financing the ongoing anti-government protests by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
“My friend Uhuru Kenyatta, we are the ones who voted for you, we campaigned for you, yet you are now sponsoring protests against William Ruto’s government, I want to tell you, my friend, you are too late. You will not defeat us,” Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi said.
However, speaking during an interview on Wednesday, February 1, vocal lawyer Danston Omari warned the president against dragging ex-president Uhuru Kenyatta in the ongoing tussle with opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Omari, a close ally of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate Raila Odinga asked Ruto to emulate his predecessors.
“When you deal with a former president, we have had three. One died in office, Jomo Kenyatta, and we had Daniel Moi leaving office. Mwai Kibaki retired without going after his predecessor. Uhuru Kenyatta took over from Kibaki and said he would not interfere with his life,” Omari said.
He said Rtd. President Uhuru Kenyatta is an international figure and his combination with Raila makes up about 80 percent of the networks of the country.
“Uhuru has a lot of impacts globally. We are looking at two serious international figures, Uhuru combined with Raila Odinga. Globally, these two control 80% of the networks, William Ruto is a local president and the members of his inner circle like Kimani Ichung’wah are only known up to the Kikuyu constituency,” he added.