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Wamalwa asks Ruto to respect Uhuru, or resign

By Mercy Simiyu February 10th, 2022 2 min read

Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has challenged Deputy President William Ruto to resign from his post and join the opposition instead of consistently attacking his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta in public.

He spoke during an event at the Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) event in Nairobi.

“In any democracy, if you brush shoulders with your President or Prime Minister, you do the honorable thing and resign from that government, (then) walk into the opposition and oppose the leadership of that government,” said Wamalwa.

Wamalwa also urged the DP to respect the President and his family.

“Under no circumstances whatsoever can you be in an administration, benefiting from the same administration and you oppose it at every turn, you insult the President and his family. Please respect the President and his family, they stood with you and supported you to become the second in command.”

Wamalwa’s sentiments comes a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta publicly attacked President Uhuru Kenyatta and demanded a share of the current government’s successes.

President Kenyatta has also publicly asked his Deputy President to resign if he is not satisficed with how the government is operating.

The DP has, however, insisted he will not resign.

At the event, Ayub Savula  declared himself  the defacto leader and spokesperson of the Luhya community.

Savula is a two-term lawmaker and current deputy party leader of DAP-K.

He also hit out at Musalia Mudavadi, his former boss at the Amani National Congress (ANC) party, whom he accused of consistently abusing President Uhuru Kenyatta instead of selling his policies to Kenyans.

Mudavadi recently formed a political union with Deputy President William Ruto, a team that appears to have created an affront against retiring President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“Stop acting like a jilted lover. Focus on your relationship with Ruto, grow up and stop whining,” Savula told Mudavadi.

Savula also dismissed claims President Kenyatta and opposition Raila Odinga were pulling the strings behind the formation and management of the DAP-K party.

“We are only supporting Raila for the presidency but fielding candidates for all other seats as we target to form 20% of the next government.”

The Lugari lawmakwer also dismissed Ruto as a ‘spanner boy’ and not equal to President Kenyatta on the political front.

“We will pull together with Uhuru, and others to make sure you do not win the elections,” he added.