Uhuru responds to Ruto on sensational claims that he (the president) was planning to assassinate him.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has responded to Deputy President William Ruto’s shocking assertion that the Head of State was planning to assassinate him and his opponents ahead of the election on August 9.
On Sunday, July 31, Uhuru said in a speech at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) that he was not interested in carrying out a grudge in his final days as President.
In the recent statements made by Ruto and his allies who claimed that their lives were in danger due to political disagreements with the president.
Uhuru read malice in the remarks by Ruto and his associates adding that he had persevered insults over the past three years and that it was pointless to act against his rivals when leaving office with limited powers.
Uhuru responds to Ruto
“You have insulted me for close three years, has anyone touched you? I was in office for those three years and did I not have the capability? Now that I want to hand over the government and I have limited powers, do you think I have time to look for you?
“Everyone, including myself, has the right to campaign for whoever they want. There is no reason for insults and If I answer you because you have lied. There is no reason to tell people I want to kill you,” he stated.
“I am doing my work and you should go and campaign on your own. If Kenyans want you in office they will vote for you, if they don’t the we will go home together,” he added.
The DP asserted on Friday, July 29, that a plan was being developed to harm him, his family, and his associates.
Ruto claimed in his address that he had supported the head of state in both 2013 and 2017, and he urged Uhuru not to involve his children in their fights.
“Stop talking about me and talk about your candidate. Be gentleman. Have some gratitude. We are the ones who helped you. When you needed people, we stood by you till the last minute. Do not harm my children.