BY PSCU,NAIROBI,2ND JULY,2022-President Uhuru Kenyatta has slammed his deputy William Ruto over continuous criticisms of the government and his promises during the recently launched Kenya Kwanza manifesto.
The Head of State, in a thin-veiled attack on Saturday, told off the deputy president for criticizing public officers and giving empty promises to the people while drumming up support for his presidency in the August polls.
Speaking during the National Council for Ushirika Day at KICC, President Kenyatta faulted DP Ruto for allegedly abandoning his duties midway through the Jubilee government’s tenure, and instead making promises to the electorates ahead of the polls about things he should have done while still in office.
“…mimi nasikitika nikiona wengine ng’we ng’we, mtu amekuwa huku amepewa kazi badala ya kazi ni mdomo, alafu sasa tutafanya, na tutafanya…kwa nini hukufanya wakati ulikuwa huko?” Posed President Kenyatta.
“Hii mambo ya makelele kila saa, kichwa yako ni makelele huko na huku, watu wawache upuzi. Wanafikiria ukienda huko uone mtu ako na shida…mimi nitatatua hiyo. Kwa nini hukutatua huko mbele? Mwache kuniletea bwana!”
The President also sought to rubbish attacks against the track record of Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya, who took over the docket following the firing of then CS Mwangi Kinjuri – a DP Ruto ally.
According to the Commander-in-Chief, CS Munya has achieved more in the few years he has occupied the office than his predecessors who were at the helm for much longer.
“Munya here in three years has brought changes in the agricultural sector, they were there for eight years, what did they do? They are the ones who don’t understand,” President Kenyatta remarked.
He similarly urged the congregants to be critical in electing their leaders and to consider those who would be focused on moving the country forward rather than those dwelling on the past.
“Lakini vile nimesema ni shauri yenu, nobody is forcing anyone to do anything. Lakini fikirieni, think very hard. You build on what you have taken, you take it forward. You are given responsibilities to go forward not to go backward,” he advised.
“Kama wewe kazi yako ni kuangalia rear view mirror, huna chochote unaweza kuambia mtu pahali unataka kuenda…kazi yako ni kuangalia yule alifanya…yule alichukua bibi yangu; kama alichukua bibi yako si utafute mwingine! We want to move forward, if there are problems, let’s correct them and move forward.”
DP Ruto, during his manifesto launch on Thursday at Kasarani stadium, faulted the current leadership as he vowed to transform the country if he ascends to power in August.