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CS Eugene Wamalwa Claims DP Ruto Almost Slapped him in 2018


Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa has now claimed that Deputy President William Ruto also tried to slap him at State House.

Nation reported that the CS was leading a delegation from Western Kenya in 2018 when the DP confronted him.

Speaking during a public tally in Bukhungu Stadium, CS Wamalwa claimed that DP Ruto was angry because he was not aware of the meeting.

“The DP was very furious and demanded my resignation. He wanted me to explain why I had taken the leaders to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta without his permission,” the CS said during the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition rally in Kakamega.

As earlier reported on, DP Ruto recalled an instance where he engaged President Uhuru Kenyatta in a heated confrontation.

It is reported that the two engaged in the heated exchange that nearly turned physical hours after the annulment of their 2017 election win.


Deputy President William Ruto and Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa PHOTO/COURTESY

Speaking in a meeting with Kikuyu elders at his official residence in Karen, Nairobi, DP Ruto said Uhuru was distraught over the annulment that he nearly gave up.

“So, ndiyo huyo… Oh, sasa, hii maneno, sijui nini, mimi sitaki, mimi nataki kuenda Ichaweri, sasa mimi sitaki, wacha tuachane na hii kitu,” DP Ruto recalled what Uhuru said.

DP Ruto said were it not for the respect that the has for Uhuru he would have slapped him.

“I looked at him and told him ‘you!’ It’s only that I was being respectful, I would have slapped him. How could we just quit,” he said.

The DP said it took his insistence for Uhuru to accept to run again for their second term in office after their meeting at State House.

Reacting to the same, DP Ruto said he made no mistake by forcing Uhuru to run again following the annulment.

He argued that he only forced Uhuru to participate in the election rerun which is contrary to the claims peddled around by his political foes.

READ ALSO: DP Ruto Responds on Leaked Audio of Him Wishing to Slap Uhuru

“They are now secretly recording people and sharing it all over that Ruto pushed the President. Did you want us to allow him to leave the seat which we woke up at 5 am?” DP Ruto posed.

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