On Saturday, President Uhuru Kenyatta elicited mixed reactions after he spoke for the first time of an alleged plan by his deputy, William Ruto, to engineer his ouster through impeachment and sabotage.
According to the Head of State, Ruto was hungry for power and was keen on causing dissent from within the Jubilee party in a bid to get him out of power through the backdoor.
Uhuru, who was addressing Gikuyu elders in State House, explained that he reached out to his arch-rival, ODM leader Raila Odinga, to help his government against Ruto’s grand plan to sabotage his administration.
President Uhuru further accused Ruto of being impatient and a leader who focused more on the 2022 succession politics than the execution of his duties as his principal assistant.
However, Ruto’s camp dismissed the allegations terming them “reversed psychology” and a desperate move by the President to win votes for Raila after his succession plan went wrong.
The deputy president stated that he has always done his duties diligently and thoughts of impeachment never crossed his mind as he pointed out that he helped President Kenyatta get into office both in 2013 and 207.
Do you think Uhuru’s damning allegations against his Deputy are correct? And will they have any effect on Ruto’s popularity in the Mt Kenya region as we approach the August 9 elections?
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Nyoro Reveals How DP Ruto is Losing in Kiambu
Deputy President William Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza Alliance allies have been warned by Kiambu Governor James Nyoro for allegedly hurling insults at President Uhuru Kenyatta while visiting his backyard, revealing what has been going on in Kambu since their attacks on Uhuru during a recent Thika meeting.
In an interview with K24, Kiambu Governor James Nyoro stated that the insults made by DP Ruto and his friends in Kiambu have backfired and that they are losing the war.
Drama as Ngirici Clashes With Moses Kuria Online
Yesterday night, Gatundu south parliamentarian Moses Kuria took to his social media handles advising Kirinyaga women representative Wangui Ngirici.
According to Kuria, the famous women representative should listen to her people who have already decided.
Jubilee: Ruto Has Been Hiding Behind Uhuru to Donate Stolen Money
The Jubilee Party has disclosed how Deputy President William Ruto has been dishing out his illegally acquired millions with full of lies, hiding behind the Head of State.
Jubilee Secretary General Hon Joshua Kutuny has disclosed that DP Ruto is not a man to be trusted at all even with the leadership of this country, explaining that they have the record of his evil conduct hiding behind the Head of State.