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DP Ruto Responds to Eugene Wamalwa: In My Culture We Don’t Slap Women

Deputy President William Ruto has reacted to claims that he tried to slap Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa.

Speaking in a campaign trail on Tuesday, July 12, the DP denied the claims further referring the CS to a woman; possibly because of his physical appearance.

DP Ruto maintained that in their culture men do not raise their hands against women.

“I heard another guy whom I appointed a minister claiming that I wanted to slap him. I want to tell him that in our culture, men don’t slap women, you go and tell him that. We respect women,” the DP said.

DP Ruto said CS Wamalwa should instead be thanking him for securing him a ministerial position in the Jubilee government.

“And tell him to stop badmouthing, without me he would be walking around but I took him from the trenches and made him a minister, he should stop badmouthing,” the DP said. earlier reported that the CS claimed Ruto attempted to slap him at State House.

CS Wamalwa said he was leading a delegation from Western Kenya in 2018 when the DP confronted him.

Speaking during a public tally in Bukhungu Stadium, the CS 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.

CS Wamalwa was reacting to claims that DP Ruto attempted to slap President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Speaking in a meeting with Kikuyu elders at his official residence in Karen, Nairobi, DP Ruto recalled an instance where he engaged Uhuru 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.

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.

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“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.


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

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