President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the nation flanked by his Deputy William Ruto. TWITTER
Rift Valley MPs Dare President Uhuru to Sack DP Ruto
- A group of MPs from the Rift Valley has dared President Uhuru Kenyatta to sack his Deputy William Ruto.Senate Majority Leader, Kipchumba Murkomen, Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot, his Bomet counterpart Christopher Langat and MPs Oscar Sudi (Kapseret) and Hillary Koskei (Kipkelion) claimed that Uhuru is using the fight against corruption to undermine Ruto.
They were speaking at the burial of Collins Kipyegon Kalya, the son of Bomet East MP Beatrice Kones.
The lawmakers challenged the President to solemnise his relationship with ODM Party leader Raila Odinga by dropping the DP and contest another election with Odinga as his deputy.
“President Kenyatta should stop taking us in circles and call a snap election with Odinga as his running mate. That will validate their relationship that has resulted in turmoil,” lamented MP Koskei.
Sudi told Uhuru to come out in the open and proclaim that he no longer needs Ruto.
“He should say so, that the political marriage is over. Uhuru should not hide behind the much-hyped fight against corruption when he is bringing down Ruto politically,” Sudi declared.
The rift in Jubilee appears to be deepening as the Uhuru-Raila handshake turns one year.
The MP also alleged that the impending fallout resembles what happened between the senior Kenyatta and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.
“What Uhuru should remember is that President Jomo Kenyatta kicked Jaramogi Odinga out of
government,” recalled Koskei.
Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen stated, “I am ready to face anybody and tell him that he cannot kick us out of a government we fought hard to build. We are tired and we must say it as it is.
“The handshake was a political conmanship with the objective of blocking Ruto from becoming president,” added Mukomen.