Deputy President William Ruto has revealed why he believes President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader, Raila Odinga betrayed him.
Speaking on Saturday, September 18, Ruto claimed that although he campaigned for Odinga in 2006-2007, the ODM leader went ahead to betray him.
DP Ruto reiterated that he was almost locked up by the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague for supporting Raila who turned his back on him.
Further, Ruto stated that he joined forces with Uhuru and got him elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017 but he abandoned him and joined hands with Raila.
Deputy President William Ruto (left) and President Uhuru Kenyatta enjoy a hearty moment during the BBI launch at the Bomas of Kenya on November 27, 2019.PSCU
Ruto stated that the two came together to lock him out of the presidency in 2022 .According to the DP, the betrayal by the President and the former Prime Minister is because his father was a nobody compared to Uhuru and Raila’s fathers.
“I campaigned for Raila Odinga in 2007 to the point I was almost being locked up in Hague. I helped my friend Uhuru Kenyatta to become President in the 2013 and 2017 general elections. All these happened in broad daylight.”
“Now, they have teamed up to lock me out of the presidency, claiming my father was a nobody in Kenya. Even the child of a single mother can become President in this country. Let them go away,” Dr Ruto stated.
The DP noted that his spirit hasn’t been crushed by the betrayal from his two former allies adding that he is out to clinch the top seat in the country and change the lives of poor Kenyans who have been forgotten.
He also opposed a fresh bid by a parliamentary committee to expand the Executive by creating five new positions .
DP Ruto hit out at MPs pushing for the bill urging them to stop wasting resources to debate issues that “have no direct impact on lives of Kenyans.”
“Where does Parliament have the time to discuss positions yet it has many pending Bills like the one on housing and NHIF among others?” he posed.
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