“There are people plotting to push me out of the Jubilee government. I’d like to ask when seeking leadership on Jubilee party, was Uhuru with me or with the thieves he’s currently with?” asked Ruto.
Ruto further noted that his allies are also being pushed out of government owing to the fact that they are his close confidants. He, however, asked leaders to quit rivalry and focus on development and uplifting the common mwananchi.
“At the moment, all the leaders who were in the jubilee, some are being pushed out of leadership on grounds that they are allies of the deputy president,” said Ruto.
“When did it become a crime to be a friend to be a friend of the Deputy president who is a friend of the President who was elected alongside the president?” He further asked.
He argued that most of his friends were being subjected to harassment by senior government officials who were misusing the police. He lamented that the police arrested Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi and South Mugirango at the funeral service of former Cabinet Minister Simeon Nyachae in Kisii on Monday, February 15.
Ruto castigated his opponents warned them against using police, and detectives from EACC and DCI in running politics.
“Don’t push us to the edge. Stop using criminal justice systems to run politics,” he cautioned.
Earlier today February 20, Senator Susan Kihika alongside Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri were briefly arrested after police interrupted the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party meeting in London ward, Nakuru.
Uhuru in a meeting with Cabinet Secretaries (CSs), Principal Secretaries (PSs), CASs and other executive members on Thursday, February 18, asked those who were loyal to Ruto to either quit or support him (the head of state).
A week earlier, the President dared Ruto and his allies to resign as they were not supporting the government, but reprimanding and accusing it of derailing development agendas. The head of state also claimed that he won’t leave the country to thieves.
“My aim is to ensure that all who will take from me will not be thieves and harass citizens. My aim is to make sure that they will have the urge to unite the country,” said Uhuru.