Ruto, bitterly fell out with then-President Uhuru Kenyatta after he threw his weight behind Ruto’s bitter rival in the 2022 presidential election.
During the 2022 presidential campaigns, the then-outgoing Head of State abandoned his deputy and endorsed his handshake partner Raila Odinga saying he had the best interests of Kenyans at heart.
But during the handover process, Uhuru peacefully handed over the instruments of power and the new Head of State assigned his predecessor other duties in what many thought it would bring to an end the wrangles between the two political leaders.
However, a section of allies of President William Ruto appears to be renewing the political rift between Uhuru Kenyatta and his successor.
Led by Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei, President Ruto’s allies are now demanding a probe into the Kenyatta family tax waivers.
In a statement on Tuesday, January 31, Cherargei, a fierce critic of former President Uhuru Kenyatta said it was wrong for the Kenyattas to enjoy tax waiver at the expense of millions of hustlers.
He further claimed that Uhuru was the one funding the ongoing anti-government protests led by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
“If Uhuru Kenyatta wants to fight/ undermine President Ruto then he should do it personally not using proxies like Tinga. Taxes MUST be paid whether you sponsor political rallies/Maandamos / baby showers regardless of who you are! Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar!” Cherargei said in a Tweet.
Cherargei’s remarks were endorsed by Nyandarua Senator John Methu who called on the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to audit the tax waivers enjoyed by Uhuru and members of his family when he was in power.
“Everyone must pay taxes. Paying taxes is a national duty and anybody who incites the public not to pay is not a nationalist or patriotic,” he said.