70 days remaining to the General Election, President Uhuru Kenyatta used his last Madaraka Day celebration to highlight his achievements over the last 10 years.
Unlike the previous National celebrations, no political leader including Deputy President William Ruto was allowed to address today’s celebrations.
It is in public domain that the Kenya Kwanza alliance presidential flag bearer has not been in good political terms with his boss since the famous handshake between President Uhuru and the ODM leader Raila Odinga.
During today’s Madaraka Day celebration, the Head of State humiliated his deputy by skipping him when recognizing other dignitaries present.
William Ruto’s allies took to social media to castigate President Uhuru saying his action was demeaning to office of the presidency.
“Paradox; President Kenyatta talks about rule of law & constitution yet he violates the same by disrespecting Presidency by not recognizing Dp Ruto.A threat to the constitutional institutions.Jayden Malize uende. ” Kericho Senator Samson Cherargei said on Twitter.
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa to Facebook to say, “Childish, Cheap and petty. Maliza yako uende.”
On his part, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria said there was nothing wrong with DP Ruto not speaking because the event was signifying the end of the Uhuru era.
Sentiments by Ruto allies come after, President Uhuru broke protocol by failing to allow his deputy to invite him to make the address as it has always been the norm of a national celebration.
After recognizing the visiting Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio, the president proceeded to recognize the Speakers to Chief Justice.
“Before I talk, I want to invite Sierra Leon president to make his remarks,” Uhuru said after recognitions.
In his entire speech, President Uhuru did not recognize or mention his deputy by name, even though they have worked together for the last 10 years.