DP Ruto pens down facts rendering washenzi movement useless

The Deputy President William Ruto has come out boldly to state the facts on their development agenda with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In a  move which looked like a defense strategy DP Ruto has stated out clear facts on the development agenda track all over Kenya.

In a series of tweets, Ruto asked disaffected leaders to use appropriate channels to address their concerns instead of resorting to moves that undermine Uhuru and the Jubilee leadership.

“Projects promised for decades became a reality under Jubilee many Kenyans especially Jubilee members understandably are asking us for more. This must be tempered with the reality of what we can afford. No region, community or Kenyan will be left behind now or in future,”he stated.

He went on: “Jubilee members must however use appropriate mechanism to channel matters concerning us and avoid unnecessary negative debate that only undermine the party , the party leadership and the President.”

The DP listed the Standard Gauge Railway, 7000km tarmac roads, NHIF reforms, 4.6 million additional electricity and 160 New TIVETs as among Jubilee’s major achievements.

The revolt burst into the open yesterday after leaders from the region condemned the President for referring to some of them as washenzi, loosely translated as fools.

Although Uhuru and Ruto have not been in direct public confrontation, words have slipped out, making it clear that all is not well between them, especially after Uhuru embraced Opposition leader Raila Odinga after the handshake on March 9.

There has been disquiet in Mount Kenya over alleged neglect by State House in favour of ‘opposition zones’ after Uhuru was reelected to his second and final term.

But the revolt has now been amplified by the fierce succession debate sweeping the region and fears that Uhuru was slowly turning his back on Ruto in favour of Raila and other opposition candidates.

Some of the leaders, including MP Moses Kuria from Uhuru’s rural Gatundu South, have accused the President of neglecting them. Bahati MP Kimani Nginjiri adds up to the list in fact for launching his revolt movement that has landed him in trouble now being man hunted by the police.

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