President Uhuru Kenyatta has today during the labour day celebrations took a swipe on the Deputy President. He has openly attacked the Deputy President accusing him of not helping and instead he is inciting Kenyans. The President said the Deputy President William Ruto instead of bringing ideas and solutions on how to solve the current problems, one of which fuel crisis, he is busy inciting Kenyans telling them to ask Uhuru on the high cost and shortage of fuel in the country.
The President said “You go out there inciting wananchi that prices have gone up ask Uhuru. Am I in Ukraine?Instead of helping me with solutions, you’re abusing me in markets. And you call yourself sijui number what in Kenya….Nashukuru huyo mzee. At least amenisaidia.”
President Kenyatta dropped all the duties and roles of the Deputy President in 2018 and delegated to the Cabinet Secretary of Interior Hon. Matiangi. The Deputy President William Ruto was left with nothing to do except the title “Deputy President” and the office at Harambee House. Since then Hon. William Ruto has been frustrated by the State including withdrawal of his security and kicked out from Mombasa official residence of the Deputy President. Despite all the frustrations and challenges along his way, the Deputy President has managed to maintain his calmness and respect for the President while forging for his Presidential ambitions.
The Deputy President enjoys huge support from across the country and more so Mt. Kenya region. It is believed that this could be one of the reasons making President Uhuru to get emotional and attack him whenever he gets to the podium Hon. William Ruto is the leading candidate in Mt. Kenya which is President Uhuru’s backyard and perceived stronghold and this fact has thrown an egg on Uhuru’s face.
Recently during the state burial of the former President Mwai Kibaki, Hon. William received wild cheers from the crowd when he was invited to make his tribute remarks. This also happened in Othaya yesterday during the final send of the late President and President Uhuru is not happy with this.
In his address, President Uhuru increased the minimum wage of the workers to 12 %, a milestone that will bring positive and significant changes in the labour sector.