Reason DP Ruto is Still Fighting Raila After BBI Report Launch

Deputy President William Ruto is termed to be a man having problems left, right and centre.

During the BBI report launch at the Bomas of Kenya by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, Ruto looked the only one among the three displeased.

The facial expression by the DP communicated that the war between him and Raila had notched up a level.

Deputy President William Ruto at a past function

Citizen TV journalist Linus Kaikai during the News Gang show, remarked that the Jubilee leader was stuck in the 2017 general elections.

Kaikai insinuated that Ruto still saw the veteran politician as a foe despite the steps made by his counterpart in bridging the difference with Raila.

The Director of Strategy and Innovation at Royal Media Services further pointed out that the feud would have dire consequences for the deputy president in the long run.

“In my view, it has been getting late and late for him to do that because he appears to be the only one of the three that is still stuck in the 2017 election with the mind in 2022 elections,” highlighted Kaikai.

He added that, “He is on election mode while the other two are not. President Uhuru and Raila are trying to say that this is not about us or elections, it is about the country.

“Here is a DP stuck in the past elections with characteristics where he sees Raila as the president’s enemy and not a colleague in the handshake.”

Ruto handled the drama well

The senior journalist’s sentiments were echoed by his counterpart Joe Ageyo, who noted that the ceremony was an awkward moment for Ruto in reference to his anti-BBI opinion in recent weeks.

Ageyo declared that the second in command’s body language showed a man who did not want to be at the launch in the first place.

The editorial director at the Dennis-Pritt road-based media house, however, commended Ruto on how he handled the drama that ensued at the function.

Ruto’s locked out of the secret meeting 

The deputy president’s problems on that day began when he was deliberately locked out of a closed-door meeting between Uhuru and Raila prior to the start of the event.

Details emerged that the widening rift between the two Jubilee leaders was the reason behind Ruto’s snub.

Matters went from bad to worse when Uhuru laughed at a joke made by ODM MP Junet Mohamed over the ruling party.

Junet commented that Majority Leader of the Senate Kipchumba Murkomen should avoid discussing the party’s internal chaos.

The nail in the coffin was hammered when Murkomen, who is Ruto’s ally, was heckled and booed during his speech.

The embarrassing moments alleged that those opposed to the DP inflicted new wounds.

Following the launch, the country waits on the next step for the BBI report that had caused tension all over.

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