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I helped you become President, Ruto tells Uhuru

Deputy President William Ruto has warned his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta against de-linking him from the successes of the Jubilee government.

In a public address from Kakamega County, the DP, In a direct and public attack on his boss, also stressed he’d played a big role in the election of the retiring Head of State as fourth President of Kenya.

“You cannot deny me as Deputy President the credit in the many things we’ve achieved as a government. It is not going to happen, my friends,” the DP warned.

The DP further accused his boss of attempting to impose Raila Odinga on Kenyans. He did not clarify this statement.

“Kenya does not belong to three or four people or few families…enough is enough, we will not allow you to impose a puppet on the people of Kenya. They are obsessed with managing their succession but I want to tell them that we are ready for that contest my friends, bring it on. Tuko tayari kabisa,” he said.

The DP made the statements barely a day after President Kenyatta questioned his role and contribution as second in command.

Ruto said there was an attempt “by a few individuals to impose new leadership on Kenyans.”

President Kenyatta while launching the Universal Health Coverage Plan accused his deputy of being absent in his government agenda opting to “work from on top of vehicles” while moving around the country.

“Ignore empty rhetoric. Work is not done atop vehicles but in offices and hospitals),” the President said.

The President and his Deputy have been on a verbal war path for the past year and the situation appears to be escalating ahead of the August 2022 polls.