6 Times Ruto Showed Undying Loyalty to Uhuru

Deputy President William Ruto is a man under siege due to the situation surrounding his relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Ruto and Uhuru’s ‘love affair’ that steered Jubilee party to two consecutive victories, seems to be developing cracks, on a huge scale.

The two are insinuated to have fallen out hard despite each claiming that their agreement was solid as ever.

DP Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta

Among the two, the President on more than one occasion hinted how he and the DP are completely reading from different scripts.

During an interview with NTV journalist Ken Mijungu, Ruto reiterated that his loyalty to the Jubilee party head had never changed.

To back his claims Ruto explained where his journey with Uhuru kick-started from.

Here are the points that show how DP Ruto has indeed been loyal to his boss:

Stepping down for Uhuru 

The strong-willed leader reminded Kenyans how when H.E Uhuru entered Parliament for the first time through nomination, it was Ruto that former President Daniel Moi sent to convince the late Mark Too to step down for Uhuru to be chosen.

Raila, Kalonzo 2002 snub

During the year that marked a revolution for the nation, Ruto pointed out he stuck with the Head of State when ODM leader Raila Odinga and Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka declined to support President Uhuru.

The two instead chose to join the ex-President Mwai Kibaki in Narc.

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, ODM leader Raila Odinga and former President Mwai Kibaki

Uhuru concedes defeat to Kibaki

The former URP politician recalled how he stood by the Commander-In-Chief’s side when he accepted that Kibaki had rightfully won the elections.

Ruto noted that every lawmaker had ditched Uhuru and only three including him stuck with the son to the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

DP Ruto and President Uhuru in 2002

2013 agreement

The ‘man from Sugoi’ explained that the pact between the two came into being after he sacrificed his political ambitions to join Uhuru.

Ruto articulated that the likes of ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and Kalonzo refused to join their camp in favour of Raila.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto during the past campaigns

2017 temptation

The deputy president revealed that he was approached to ditch his senior for greener pastures.

He reiterated that he chose to remain with Uhuru and face the future together.

Uhuru and Ruto after the 2017 Presidential Elections

Raila Handshake approach

Ruto noted that before the famous March 2018 handshake, Raila came to him on more than one occasion with the proposal before approaching Uhuru.

The ruling party member remarked that he passed the information to Uhuru and agreed that it was better to tone down the political tension that had hit the country.

A section of Kenyans had come out and blasted the president on the manner he treated Ruto.

The big question that still remains answered is, will Uhuru break his silence over the hostile treatment of his principal assistant.

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