Deputy President William Ruto has once again fired shots at his boss following a series of remarks made by the Head of State ealier in the week.
Speaking in Kapsabet, Nandi County on Friday, July 29, during a Kenya kwanza Alliance presidential campaign, the 2022 presidential election front runner asked President Uhuru to focus on selling his preferred successor, Raila Odinga.
“Unaniongelea nini? (Why are you talking about me?) Mr. President, please stop talking about me. Talk about your (preferred) candidate …Wachana na William Ruto (leave William Ruto alone).”
The second in command asked the Head of State to instead focus on his retirement which is due in less than two weeks.
He further asked him to concentrate on selling Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition party presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
“Just campaign for your Kitendawili candidate,” Ruto said in reference to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
“If you do not want to support me, leave me alone. I supported you when you wanted a man to support you. Hata kama umenifanya yale mambo umenifanya, mimi sitakuwa na maneno na wewe,
“Nitakuachia uende nyumbani polepole, uniachie hii Kenya nisukume mbele (in spite of everything you have done to me, I have nothing against you. I am letting you go home peacefully but leave me to take the country forward,)” said Ruto amidst cheers from his supporters in Nandi county.
While calling out his boss over the alleged threats meted out by opponents of the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party, the former Agriculture Minister asked his boss to focus on securing the country ahead of the political transition.
“You (President Uhuru) shouldn’t be the source of threats in Kenya… kazi yako ni kuhakikisha ya kwamba Wakenya wote wako salama; wacha kututisha, sisi sio watu wa kutishwa,( your work is to ensure that all Kenyans are safe; stop threatening us, we are not corwards),” said Ruto.
The former Agriculture Minister further asked the outgoing Head of State to let him face his competitor Raila Odinga.
“If you do not want to support me, leave me alone. With a lot of respect, Mr President be a decent Human being,