Ruto: No contest between Uhuru and me, he calls the shots

Sunday, February 14th, 2021 11:35 |
Deputy President William Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto has defended himself from the accusations of going against his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Speaking at Ngaremara in Isiolo county on Saturday during his 'empowerment programs', he said there is no contest between them and that Uhuru is the one who gives orders as the boss.

"The President is my boss and I have never gone against him," said DP Ruto.

Ruto said despite his official duties having been reassigned, he is still loyal to Uhuru.

"Although some tasks that I am supposed to undertake as the Deputy President were taken away and given to someone else, I have respected that decision because I want unity in our country," he said.

The DP said he has accomplished all tasks assigned to him by the President.

"There is no contest between the President and me. I do what the President directs and I have not failed to perform any of the assignments given to me," he added.

The Deputy President was speaking one day after his boss accused him of criticising the same government he works for.

The Head of State on Friday dared his deputy to resign instead of criticising the same government he heads.

"You criticise the government and on the other hand you say what you have done as the government, how many governments do we have?" Uhuru posed.

Uhuru while opening a hospital at Uthiru in Kiambu county accused his deputy of planning insults against people in the government.

"He is lying to you blatantly and inciting you to insult others while claiming to love you, think he loves you? Do not buy the lies," charged Uhuru.

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