Deputy President William Ruto has indirectly responded to his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta after he challenged on him to resign.
Addressing mourners in Taita Taveta County on August 24, Ruto asked his boss Uhuru to bear with him, because he is not backing off anytime.
“For those who have a problem I ask them for forgiveness, and I want to tell them I am a man on a mission. I have no space to retreat and I do not have the luxury to surrender.I was elected by the people and will not resign,” Ruto said.
Before William Ruto arrived at the funeral venue, police officers momentarily disrupted the funeral.
The DP apologised for the melee on behalf of the government, asking political opponents to be patient and accommodate people who have different opinions.
“I want to tell those whom I am working with, let’s be patient with each other, respect each other and leave bad politics. Competition will come later, next year,
“I want to apologise to the family, what happened this morning is shameful. I want to apologize on behalf of our government,” he said.
His indirect response to his boss followed a request from President Uhuru, telling Ruto to resign if he is unhappy with the government.
“I have an agenda that I was elected on and that work must continue. It will be hounorable that if you are not happy with it, you would step aside,” President Uhuru told journalists on Monday, August 23.
The Head of State accused his deputy William Ruto of speaking from both sides of his mouth; criticizing the Jubilee government, and at the same time taking credit for some of its projects.
“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,” he said.