The Deputy President of Kenya William Ruto has come out to defend the much-published fallout between him and his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Deputy President painted a rosy picture of the once-blooming bromance that appeared to suffer irreparably following the march 12 handshake that brought the NASA chief Raila Odinga and President Kenyatta together.
The DP who was speaking to Inooro TV on Tuesday said that he was not in competition against the head of state.
“ Rais Uhuru kenyatta mbali na hii mambo yote hapa, ni rafiki yangu. Mimi na rais hatushindani, mimi nashindana na hawa wengine hapa,” DP Ruto stated
DP’S Ruto allies have long castigated the head of state, accusing him of sidelining Deputy who was instrumental in their election to the top job in 2013 and 2018.
The second in command went on to call out his political rivals to face him head-on instead of hiding behind president Kenyatta in order to garner his support in next year’s General election.
“ mimi nashindana na hawa wengine hapa. Unajua wengi wao ambao wangeshindana na mimi, hawataki kushindana na mimi directly, wanaenda kujificha nyuma ya Rais unajua ooh, sisi watu wa hanshake” Ruto said.