Deputy President William Ruto says he convinced President Uhuru Kenyatta to participate in the 2017 repeat presidential election after the Supreme Court annulled his victory.

On Friday, July 31, the second in command hosted a section of Kikuyu elders at his official Karen residence in Nairobi where he revealed the “secrets”.

Though the media was not allowed in the meeting, one of the attendees recorded an audio, which he later shared with some people who leaked it on social media platforms.

In the recording, the DP told the elders of a tense meeting between him and his boss after the nullification of the presidential poll.

The DP alluded that he drove into State House and found the President taking alcohol.

“I don’t want to say what I found him doing because we are elders, but I know you will you understand,” he said.

Dr Ruto claimed that he found the Head of State dispirited and wanted to give up.

“He told me that he wanted to retire ang go back to Ichaweri (the President’s village in Gatundu South, Kiambu County),” the DP said.

The second in command explained that he got raged and were it not for the respect he had for his boss, he would have slapped him.

“How could we just give power to someone else? I looked at him and nearly slapped him,” he said.

Later that day, the President and his deputy held a rally in Nairobi where they railed apex court judges “for overturning the will of the people”. The DP described the judges as “fraudsters”.

A majority of Kenyans observed that the President looked tipsy during the rally.

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