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Muturi speaks on a failed attempt by Cardinal Njue to reconcile Uhuru and Ruto

Muturi speaks on his failed attempt to use retired Nairobi Cardinal Njue to reconcile President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ruto.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi on Wednesday, 22, June demanded president Kenyatta tells Kenyans the reasons he fell out with his deputy William Ruto.

Justin Muturi who has been a close friend of President Kenyatta before he started supporting Ruto has called on Uhuru not to brush the matter aside as it was a weighty one.

Speaking at Kitoben village in Kericho county when he represented Ruto during the funeral service for the late Jane Tirop, mother of Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party leader Isaac Ruto, Muturi revealed that he had repeatedly sought answers from President Kenyatta on the same matter but to no avail.

He revealed that he attempted to involve retired John Cardinal Njue to reconcile Uhuru and Ruto.

“In January 2020, I took the trouble to look for former John Cardinal Njue to form a small team of senior clergymen to go and ask President Kenyatta the reasons for the fallout and seek to reconcile them. But they did not succeed,” said Muturi.

“Kenyans deserve to be told what went wrong between President Kenyatta and his Deputy. The president should come out and clear the air before he exits the stage at the end of his term. That explanation can not come from any other person other than the President,” he added.

He said the President should not lie to Kenyans that he disagreed with his Deputy after he kicked off his Presidential campaigns earlier than expected.

After the March 29, 2018 handshake with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, he said, President Kenyatta repeatedly “lied to Kenyans.”

“He told us that the engagement had nothing to do with the 2022 general election. It is a matter that he repeated at Bomas during the unveiling of BBI,” said Mr. Muturi.

“The President should tell us what happened in between as he is now the Azimio party chairman whose Presidential candidate is Mr. Odinga,” Mr. Muturi added.

The relationship between President Kenyatta and Ruto has hit an all-time low repeatedly snubbing each other in public.

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