Deputy President Hon. William Ruto has said he is ready to be reconciled with President Uhuru Kenyatta. He says this after Catholic bishops said they want to reconcile the two so as to end the war of words between them. Deputy President spoke during a meeting with grassroots leaders from Kandara constituency at Karen. “I am ready anytime those bishops have said they want to bring us back with the President, I’m ready without condition because I respect the President.
The two had a bromance that seem to be a genuine friendship from 2013.
Hon. William Ruto took a glimpse to explain a fallout between him and the President. He linked the fallout with opposition group that they came and sabotage the plans they had together until they have sidelined the Deputy President. Dp Ruto told the group they wait for the election to come so that they meet and weigh themselves. They will also find them ready in the process of forming the next Government.
Catholic bishops on Wednesday held a press conference and said that the hatred and war of words between the President and his deputy was not good. They said that it could take the country into chaos if not addressed. The bishops said it is in public domain that the President and his deputy are not reading from the same script and are ready for mediation between the two. The different scripts started when the President joined hands together with the opposition leader Hon. Raila Odinga in March 2018 in what they called “Handshake”.
Handshake manifested into BBI initiative which was suppose to go into a referendum but was stopped by the courts under what they termed unconstitutional. Deputy President didn’t support the initiative and refer to it as “positions searching” by those pushing it ahead of 2022 polls.
Since then many political fights between the President and the deputy started unfolding. The Deputy President complained that he has been sidelined and pushed from the Government, his constitutional work given to a CS. Hon. William Ruto has also been complaining during interviews that he has been going through intimidations even from his juniors in Government. His rallies are thwarted by police officers instanced in Kisii where he found police officers chasing people out of the stadium he was suppose to hold his rally. In the past month Deputy President’s security GSU officers has been withdrawn and replaced by the Administration Police.
The catholic bishops added that they will not allow politics in the pulpit anymore. Politicians attending church services would be treated as any other congregant and not allowed to speak. This comes week after ACK Bishop Jackson Ole Sapit barred politicians Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula and other leaders to speak during a church service.