William Ruto, the deputy president, has admitted that his attempts to communicate with President Uhuru Kenyatta have been unsuccessful.
After Uhuru’s handshake with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on March 9, the president and his deputy had a falling out that eventually became public.
The DP revealed that he attempted to speak with his boss by enlisting the help of clergymen during Thursday night’s town hall meeting hosted by KTN News.
“I sincerely regret the state of my relationship with the president. Sincerely, I have no idea why. Even though I asked him to provide evidence of my insults against him, the DP claimed that he remained silent.
The Bishops even spoke with each of us individually. They approached me after speaking with him, and I asked to speak with him (president Uhuru Kenyatta). He declined. The ACK Bishop, please.
He responded, “Nobody can slap the president,” when asked about the popular audio that was leaked to the public last weekend.
He defended himself by stating that he was acting in good faith and helping a friend who was on the verge of giving up.
“He was on the verge of giving up when he declared, “William is tired; I want to return to Ichaweri” (his rural area). I informed him, “You are not going to do that, my friend.” A friend will support a friend who is giving up, that is what friends do. I’ve come a long way with him,” he asserted in defense of his comments.
“There are things I didn’t say, such as when I promised not to reveal the details of the circumstance. Just making a point was all I was trying to do. I haven’t revealed him; that’s the truth.
Ruto and his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta were engaged in a contentious argument that nearly escalated into a physical altercation in the hours following the annulment of their 2017 election victory, according to the leaked audio recording.
The audio recording, which features DP Ruto speaking to Kikuyu elders during a meeting on Friday at his official Karen residence in Nairobi, provides insight into the anxious moments that followed the Supreme Court’s historic decision.
“The President is present, and he declares that he is not interested in participating in the repeat elections and that we should give up on the idea in favor of going to Ichaweri, his home village in Kiambu County. When I saw him, I said, “You!” If I hadn’t been acting respectfully, I would have given him a hard slap. How could we simply give up? During the recording, Ruto said