The constant onslaught against his candidature as well as the changing tides in the region he expects to fully back him for 2022 is making DP Ruto a frustrated man.He has been reduced to publicly shouting on political podiums demanding for respect, instead of letting his own actions command for respect from other leaders.While speaking in Dagoretti South in Nairobi County on Sunday, Ruto was on a shouting spree asserting his control in the absence of President Uhuru Kenyatta who is away in Canada on a working trip.
“I am now the one in charge of the country since the President is out of the country and not the other group. You have to respect me.I have been doing the work I was elected together with President Uhuru Kenyatta to develop the country,” said Mr Ruto at Revival Church in Dagoretti.
Ruto was also at pains to counter the Kikuyu Council of Elder’s remarks and declaration they made last week in Nyeri, saying the Gikuyu community cannot be held at ransom by the DP, over any political debts.He hit out at the elders calling them prophets of doom who are only out to cause chaos and divisions within Jubilee Party.He said Central region does not owe him any political debts, even though it is apparent he expect Mt Kenya’s full backing in 2022 as a reward for supporting Uhuru.
Ruto also took issues with the proposed amendment that is yet to be presented to parliament by the House leader of Minority, John Mbadi. The amendment targets leaders who are making huge donations in church, something that has been blamed for being a conduit to cleanse looted money.The proposed amendment limits amount of money donated by politicians to a maximum of Sh 100, 000 as well as inviting the EACC to do thorough background check on where the donation came from.