[li]DP Ruto brigade criticized Uhuru’s government as a failed administration that has ruined the economy and sunk the country into debt.[/li][li]They also claimed the President was using Raila as a decoy to stay in power after the end of his unconstitutional term.[/li][/ul]
Uhuru Kenyatta has set the stage for a daring political duel with his Deputy William Ruto and, for the first time, publicly declared that he is no pushover. Uhuru gave signals that he would openly back ODM leader Raila Odinga in the August 9 election, saying his Jubilee party will team up with other outfits to form a government of respect.
“I will not get tired of telling Kenyans to elect our party because it has worked. We want to team up with leaders like (Mombasa governor Hassan) Joho and others who want to work so that we can continue,” he said.
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Uhuru said he and his party have been at work all through as others politic round the clock, adding that he will now hit the road because it is now time to do politics.
The President said he has become Ruto’s punching bag, but said he is not a political weakling and dared his deputy and his Kenya Kwanza brigade to a political duel.
“We said when the time for politics comes, we will come. The time for politics is now and you will hear us. Everybody has political freedom, those who started early and those starting now,” he said.
Speaking during the launch of Universal Health Coverage in Mombasa on Monday, Uhuru declared he will be supporting and publicly campaigning for his handshake partner.
The remarks come in the wake of incessant attack by the DP and his newfound partners, Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Ford Kenya boss Moses Wetang’ula.
They criticised Uhuru’s government as a failed administration that has ruined the economy and sunk the country into deep debt.
They further claimed the President was using Raila as a decoy to stay in power after the end of his term.
But Uhuru rubbished the claims, saying he has become the centre of political attack because his attackers know his political might.
“There is a saying that goes, ‘Matusi ndio ushanga wa kiongozi’. If you are not being insulted, then you are not a leader," he said.
"If you see them abusing me, it is because they know they are dealing with a person who is no pushover.”
Uhuru narrated how his deputy told him off when he cautioned him against round-the-clock politics.
“Na wakati nilisema kwa heshima, wacha tufanye kazi tutarudi wakati wa siasa ukifika. Nikaambiwa wewe huna uwezo wa kutuambia tuache [When I respectfully demanded that we deliver to the electorate first, and that the time for politics would come, I was rebuffed],” he said.