Deputy President William Ruto has slammed President Uhuru Kenyatta over what he termed as threats directed to him.
Speaking during his campaigns on Friday, July 29, the DP termed Uhuru ungrateful and boastful despite being helped.
Ruto responded to the alleged attack by Uhuru, noting that he was ready to face him provided he doesn’t harm his children.
“Please Mr President, kuwa muungwana, kuwa na shukrani; sisi ndio tulikusaidia. Wacha kujifanya sahii. Unaanza kunithreaten mimi? Ati utanifanya nini? Bora usiuwe watoto wangu, lakini mimi na wewe tafadhali tuheshimiane,” the DP said.
Ruto continued by asking his boss to stop issuing threats as his mandate includes making sure that all Kenyans are safe.
“Tafadhali Bwana Rais, you shouldn’t be the source of threats in Kenya, wacha kutisha wakenya, kazi yako ni kuhakikisha ya kwamba wakenya wote wako salama
“Wacha kutuambia tutajua ya kwamba wewe ni Rais. Sisi ndio tulikuchagua, na tulikuchagua uwe Rais wa Kenya. Wacha kututisha, sisi sio watu wa kutishwa,” the DP added.
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As earlier reported on GOTTA.news, Azimio La Umoja Secretariat Executive Director Raphael Tuju claimed that Deputy President William Ruto was paid to support President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In an interview on Inooro TV, Tuju noted that DP Ruto came up with conditions so as to support Uhuru’s presidential bid in 2013.
The former Jubilee Secretary-General insisted that the DP treats politics as a business.
Tuju added that he is willing to testify the allegations he made about DP Ruto before the court should anyone challenge him.
“Let the people of Mount Kenya not think that Ruto supported Uhuru willingly in the first place, this is a person of blackmail. He was paid. I can confirm before a court of law how it went
“He came with conditions that had to be met in order for him to back Uhuru. To him, politics is a business,” he said.
Tuju further stated that other than the monetary gain, the DP was also given a 50 percent share of Cabinet slots in Uhuru’s administration.
“That is why when he was making appointments in the cabinets and parastatals, he had to be given a 50% share which he then gave to his people and his friends,” he added.
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