Ruto: Stop speculating on CS appointments
Deputy President William Ruto has spoken for the first time since President Uhuru Kenyatta’s announcement of changes to the Cabinet on Friday.
Through his Twitter handle, the DP asked Kenyans to desist from ‘useless’ political debates over Cabinet appointments and the 2022 succession.
Without necessarily approving the cabinet changes, Ruto also reminded Kenyans that it was the President’s ‘constitutional duty’ to assemble the team.
Kenyans,more so jubilee should avoid useless political debates about positions including 2022 and focus singlemindedly on delivering our manifesto voted for by the people while allowing the President the space to perform his constitutional duty to assemble the team for us.
— William Samoei Ruto (@WilliamsRuto) January 7, 2018
Ruto’s statement comes hours after the Majority Leader in Parliament, Aden Duale, took to the same platform saying those speculating over the absence during the announcements by President Kenyatta were only keen to create controversy where there is none.
We have one Gvt which is led by HE @UKenyatta. All of us, including me and DP @WilliamsRuto, are behind our leader and we endorse every decision he takes. Those who are speculating on the absence of the DP want to create a controversy where there is none.https://t.co/Zb9s9of4ge
— Hon. Aden Duale (@HonAdenDuale) January 7, 2018
Ruto’s absence at State House on Friday when President Kenyatta announced that he was retaining only six of the 19 Cabinet Secretaries, among other changes, has led to speculation of a rift between Jubilee Party’s top leadership over the composition of the civil servants, barely two months into their second term in office.