President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have in the past had differences that spilled into the public limelight, raising claims that Jubilee party was on the verge of collapsing.
Uhuru’s latest move sent a clear message to the ruling party’s critics that the two are as strong as ever.
It was reported that the Head of State during the Mashujaa Day celebrations orchestrated a quickly thought out plan that saved Ruto from being embarrassed.
Uhuru and Ruto were seen heading behind the tent for a brief chat while Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho addressed the crowd gathered for the event.
A local daily claimed that Uhuru had pulled his deputy aside to warn him to steer away from making political comments when giving his speech.
It seemed Ruto heeded the warning and clearly took a different approach during the fete.
Additional information revealed that a plan had been hatched to heckle Ruto as he delivered his address to the country.
Media reports had pointed out that a group of youths had been ferried to the venue with the sole aim of targeting the DP, who has made the news in the past week for being against the BBI project.
It was alleged that Uhuru might have had prior knowledge to the plan before it was executed.
On Friday, Ruto commented that the people trying to drive a wedge in the BBI initiative would fail miserably.
He reiterated that the project would be subjected to an open national conversation where every Kenyan irrespective of their class, will have the opportunity to give their say in the matter.
Ruto argued that politics based on negative ethnicity and division were primitive and not suited for the country.
The Deputy President further highlighted that the government was as a national movement, that advocates discussions based on ideas and issues and not for personal gain.
The sentiments by Ruto were however contradictory to his stance in the past.
Ruto termed the BBI as a strategy by a section of political bigwigs to introduce more positions for themselves in the next government come 2022.