DP William Ruto has opened up on why he fell out with President Uhuru Kenyatta while speaking during his US tour.
Ruto revealed where his breakup with President Uhuru began in an interview with Voice of America (VOA) on Friday.
Deputy President Willian Ruto has not been seeing the President eye to eye besides the fact that he has promised that he would support him in the 2022 elections.
The President has, however, endorsed former Premier Raila Odinga to succeed him.
“In our first term, we were focused as a government on the delivery of our plans and that is why our first term stands out. Every legacy program President Uhuru Kenyatta will go home with is the program of the first term,” Ruto stated.
He continued, “After the handshake on March 9, 2018, the Jubilee government forgot about its major four agenda and concentrated on the Raila-Uhuru deal.”
“In our second term, we got ourselves engaged in this handshake that was built to be an exercise that brings people together. There was no problem, but the things we had agreed upon as forming part of the handshake, it mutated into something else.” He added.
DP William Ruto added that Raila’s coming onboard killed the opposition, as well as Jubilee’s loyal members, who were dropped from key positions in parliament in favour of Raila Odinga’s allies.
“We did not discuss, for example, that it would be an exercise to kill the opposition and kill oversight. We didn’t discuss, for example, that members of the ruling party would be jettisoned (dropped) so that members of the opposition could occupy committees in parliament. We didn’t agree, for example, that this was an exercise for changing the constitution. And we didn’t agree that this was an exercise in succession,” Ruto asserted.