Kenya Deputy President William Ruto has distanced himself from failures of the Jubilee government’s second term in office saying he was pushed out, albeit technically.
In an interview with Inooro TV on Wednesday, August 4, the second in command said he only worked for the first five years of Jubilee’s in the office which started in 2013 and ended in 2017.
Kenya deputy president thus said after the famous 2018 handshake between President Uhuru and opposition leader Raila Odinga, he was technically stripped of his duties and roles which were assigned to other unmentioned people.
“Unless you are a foreigner in Kenya, I was told to stay away and there are others to help the president, including NASA people who instead came to sabotage our(Jubilee party) plans,
“I can only account for the first five years as the proper Kenya Deputy President,” he said.
This comes barely a day after Ruto’s ally and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen claimed that Ruto is just Kenya Deputy President by name but the real Deputy President is former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Murkomen was responding to a question on who should be blamed for the unfulfilled Jubilee government promises especially after it was re-elected.
“Can you blame William Ruto for what happened for the last four years? He is not part of this administration. He’s there de facto, but the real Deputy President is Raila Odinga,” he claimed.
In April, Ruto admitted that he has been humiliated as the deputy president adding that he will not allow any other deputy to be humiliated again should he ascend to power.
“That is an unfortunate situation. Given an opportunity, I will not allow my deputy to be humiliated the way former DPs have been humiliated and the way I have been humiliated. I will not allow,” the Ruto declared in an interview with Citizen TV.