The frosty relationship between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his estranged deputy William Ruto seems to be getting out of hand each passing day as we approach the 2022 elections.
After daring him to resign, the government’s move to downgrade Ruto’s security detail is not only a show of how atrocious the relationship between the Head of State and his second in command has become but also a direct message to the DP that he’s not a wanted man in the Jubilee administration.
Consequently, Ruto’s allies are now revisiting utterances made by COTU SG Francis Atwoli weeks leading to the withdrawal of DP Ruto’s security claiming that he (Ruto) will not be on the ballot in 2022.
Led by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and Bahati MP Ngunjiri Wambugu, the leaders have castigated Atwoli’s earlier sentiments while adding that the move to have the security of DP Ruto replaced might be a strategy of ensuring that his name does not appear on the ballot; claiming that the removal of his security might be a plan to harm him.
Do you view the move to replace Ruto’s security as suspicious? Do you think Atwoli’s remarks of Ruto not being on the ballot are related to Ruto’s security downgrade as alleged by his allies?
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Jubilee: Tuju, Murathe Living on Borrowed Time
President Uhuru Kenyatta has ceded to demands by some of his allies from Mt Kenya for changes and reforms in the Jubilee party.
Sources told the Star President Kenyatta, in a meeting with party diehards, at State House, Nairobi, gave the team two weeks to recommend potential successors of vice-chairman David Murathe and secretary-general Raphael Tuju.
Ruto Reveals When he Plans to Leave Government
Deputy President William Ruto now says that he will indeed leave the government, but only after his term, the Jubilee government’s tenure, comes to an end.
Ruto has been under pressure to resign, including from President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has joined his critics in accusing him of fighting and sabotaging the government.
He has said that he will only do that at the end of his term, maintaining that running away now will be the worst form of betrayal to those who elected him alongside Uhuru.
Furious Leaders Claim Raila Has Been Brainwashed, Vow To Punish Him
ODM party leader Raila Odinga has found himself in a tight corner over his remarks on Sunday in Murang’a county.
Speaking to residents of Kangari in Kigumo constituency, Raila pledged to relook on the formula used in the allocation of national resources saying the one used currently was unfair to counties with a high population like those in Mt Kenya.