Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli and Suna East MP Junet Mohammed have urged Deputy President William Ruto to resign over his statement on existence of a purported ‘deep state’ that plans to rig him out of the 2022 polls.
While addressing the matter, Atwoli rubbished Ruto’s statement claiming that the DP is part of the ‘deep state’.
“The best thing the deputy president should do is to resign. If he doesn’t know the difference between him and the deep state,” Atwoli said.
Atwoli further claimed that the DP benefitted from the deep state in 2013 before The Hague abandoned his case.
“2013 as he went to Hague, President Kibaki sent his attorney general to represent him at Hague. That is the deep state, the deep state was not fighting him,” Atwoli added.
On his side, Junet echoed Atwoli’s sentiments claiming that the DP is part of the deep state.
He also slammed the DP for disowning the deep state after benefitting from it.
“I don’t understand or I don’t know how somebody can be deeper in the deep state than the deputy president of the republic of Kenya.
“You can’t be benefiting from the deep state until you become a deputy president and you disown it when you think it is not useful to you,” Junet added.
Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka also weighed in on the matter confirming the existence of deep state in the country.
He, however, urged Ruto to resign than fighting his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“There is a lot of interest groups, some of those interest groups have enabling capacity, but it is wrong for deputy president to challenge his boss in a manner he has done today. If I was him I would do the honorable thing, I would resign,” Kalonzo said.
This came a day after the DP claimed the so called deep state has threatened to rig him out of the 2020 polls.
“Tunatishiwa ati iko system, ati iko deep state, ati iko watu watatuibia kura hata mkipiga kura namna gani kuna watu wamekati mahali flani wataamua,” he said.
The DP dared those opposing him to use the purported deep state, maintaining that God and Kenyans will decide who to lead the country come 2022.
“Mimi nataka niwaambie, hawa watu tunawangojea, hiyo deep state tunangojea, na hiyo system tunangojea, watakuja na system sisi tutakuja na wananchi na Mungu,” said the DP.
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