In a statement, the immediate former deputy president said the two discussed the transition process as well as the just concluded General Election.
“I had a telephone conversation with my boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta. We discussed the just concluded General Election and the transition as envisaged by our democratic tradition and practice,” William Ruto said in a Tweet.
The conversation between Ruto and Uhuru comes several months since the two leaders spoke to each other.
On Monday, September 5, president-elect William Ruto revealed that he had not talked to outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta for months.
Ruto who was speaking shortly after the Supreme Court upheld his victory however promised to give Uhuru a call soon.
“I will shortly be putting a call to my good friend President Uhuru Kenyatta. I haven’t talked to him in months, but shortly I will be doing a call to him so that we can have a conversation on the process of transition,” Ruto said.
The relationship between Uhuru and Ruto turned sour after the retiring Head of State publicly endorsed his erstwhile opponent Raila Odinga to challenge his deputy president in the August 9, presidential elections.
However, Ruto downplayed the rift with Uhuru saying he had every right to support the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
The outgoing Deputy President affirmed that he would accord his boss the due respect and privileges as envisaged by law.
“When I chose Uhuru Kenyatta, I did not give him any conditions. So I take no offense at all that he chose to support another person. And therefore, we will remain friends in the context of where we are,” William Ruto said.