Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and her Elgeyo Marakwet counterpart Kipchumba Muskomen asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to resign if he is dissatisfied with his deputy William Ruto.
On Monday, August 24, the Head of State in a televisied inteerview asked his deputy to resign if he is unpleased with the way the government is operating instead of lamenting from within.
The two Ruto allies, who are lawyers by proffession, now argue that President Uhuru and Ruto were elected on a joint ticket and as such the president can as well resign from his position.
Susan Kihika argued that Uhuru has no authority to ask William Ruto to resign since he is in the position courtesy of voters and not him(Uhuru).
“William Ruto, in Oct 2017, 7,483,895 of us voted for you as the Deputy President. We, your employers are not dissatisfied,
The one asking you to resign obviously thinks he appointed you to the job, well, he didn’t, we did. Kaa Ngumu!(Stay put) He can as well resign! Alaa!” Kihika wrote in a tweet.
Her Elgeyo Marakwet Counterpart Kipchumba Murkomen also challenged the President to resign instead of trying so hard to push his deputy out.
“Resignation from Public office is not a preserve of a specific person or office, even the other one can resign and Kenya will move on,” he wrote in a tweet without mentioning President Uhuru or his deputy William Ruto.
The resignation talks were sparked by a candid interview that President Uhuru had with journalists at State House on Monday, August 24.
In the interview, Uhuru accused William Ruto of being undecided. He said that his deputy criticises the Jubilee government, and at the same time, takes credit for some development projects.
“I have an agenda that I was elected on and that work must continue. It will be honorable that if you are not happy with it, you would step aside,
“On one hand, you are saying we have done… and you want to ride on them. Yet on the other side of your mouth, you are talking another language,” Uhuru said in an indirect attack to Ruto.