The deputy president accused Uhuru who he said he helped win the 2013 and 2017 presidential elections only to go and hire people he termed as ‘outsiders’ as his preferred successor.
Addressing his supporters in Lamu County on Tuesday, October 19, the deputy president however said he does not regret to have supported President Uhuru Kenyatta exuding confidence that the hustler nation will form the next government.
“I don’t regret having assisted President Kenyatta in clinching the seat in 2013 and 2017,”
“I had expected him to see my abilities and support me in the next polls, only for him to seek the services of other people,” William Ruto said.
The presidential hopeful further took a swipe at the famous 2018 March Handshake between President Uhuru and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga saying the main purpose of the handshake was to technically push him out of the Jubilee government he co-formed with his boss.
“The handshake was meant to throw me out of the government,” Ruto added.
Ruto further appealed to locals to support the hustler movement because of the Bottom-Up economic model saying it will go a long way in solving the unemployment crisis among the youths.
“The economy must grow from the grass root, not the other way round. At the moment, only a few individuals are benefiting. This is what we want to change in the next administration,” he said.
Ruto’s sentiment comes at a time the Head of State appears to have settled on ODM leader Raila Odinga to succeed him in the next elections.
This is after the relationship between the first in command and his deputy appears to be shaken especially during the Jubilee’s final term in power.