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Uhuru hits out at Ruto for ‘working on top of cars’

By Mercy Simiyu February 7th, 2022 1 min read

The political divorce proceedings between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto appear to be in the final stages ahead of the August 2022 polls.

In the latest chapter of these proceedings on Monday, the President dismissed his DP as someone who’s not worked for government for the past five years, and instead politicking at public rallies on top of cars.

The Head of State made the statement during the launch of the Universal Health Coverage in Mombasa.

“This thing of talking, with empty promises without doing anything, everywhere there is nothing, work is not done on top of cars it is done in the offices, in the hospitals,” said President Kenyatta.

The statement comes days after allies of Ruto, who’s preparing to quit the ruling Jubilee party for the United Democratic Alliance, (UDA) accused the President of attempting to become Raila Odinga’s Deputy in the next government.

The fallout between President Kenyatta and his DP can be traced to the political handshake between Uhuru and Raila in 2018.

The retiring President has since warmed up to Raila at the expense of Ruto.