President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Cabinet seems to be divided after it emerged that a section of the members are secretly leaking important information to Deputy President William Ruto who has fallen out with his boss.
This is after President Uhuru Kenyatta was surprised by the action of his deputy who has on several occasions mentioned government projects by name, tender, contractor, and by time frames in a series of his public meetings with his supporters.
This saw President Uhuru’s men kickstart a process of investigating Uhuru’s cabinet questioning each CS on who feeds Ruto with such vital information, a move that has not only divided the cabinet but also raised concerns among members.
On Sunday, June 13, the deputy president confirmed to have been holding secret meetings with a majority of CSs whom he said have detected that chances of him succeeding retiring President Uhuru in August 2022 are very high, thus are planning for the next governement.
“Definitely but also more because a majority of them are planning for the next dispensation since they think am far much ahead of other presidential candidates,” Ruto told the Daily Nation newspaper.
Yesterday, Ruto’s allies urged President Uhuru Kenyatta not to crack whip on innocent cabinet members but saying those who have shown support to the DP are only planning ahead.
“CSs and PSs are also voters but due to laid down regulations, cannot come out to select a politician. Therefore, the majority are rallying support for Ruto’s presidency and are going around the country urging their people to support William Ruto’s quest for the Presidency,” said former Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama.
Ruto in his latest media interview confirmed to have fallen out with his boss since the famous March 2018 handshake deal with ODM leader Raila Odinga.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on the other hand is on record saying his 2022 presidential endorsement will shock many.
This according to political analysts is a clear pointer that he is likely to dump William Ruto for ODM leader Raila Odinga to take over the country’s top job.