President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cousin, Kung’u Muigai has weighed in on the Head of State’s war of words with his deputy, William Ruto.
Speaking during an interview on NTV, Muigai warned that the tirades between Uhuru and Ruto is unnecessary with just days to the General Elections.
The president’s cousin noted that he was concerned about DP Ruto’s claims that Uhuru was after his life and had issued threats.
“Although the President is my brother, he is in the wrong. In Kikuyu we have a saying, ‘Big brother, do good so you can show your little brother’
“If you keep hurling insults at your small brother, he will hurl them back at you and it will hurt more because you are older,” Muigai said.
Last week, DP Ruto slammed Uhuru over what he termed as threats directed to him.
The DP 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.
DP 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.
However, while speaking during the launch of the Nairobi Expressway, Uhuru clarified that he was not after the DP’s life he doesn’t intend to do any ill in his final days at the Head of State.
“Everyone, including myself, has the right to campaign for whoever they want. There is no reason for insults and If I answer you because you have lied. There is no reason to tell people I want to kill you,” he said.
Uhuru added that he has persevered insults and humiliation from DP Ruto and his allies and it was useless for him to take action with limited time in office.
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“You have insulted me for close three years, has anyone touched you? I was in office for those three years and did I not have the capability? Now that I want to hand over the government and I have limited powers, do you think I have time to look for you?” He posed.
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