DP Ruto Allies Hit Back at Uhuru, Say he is Bewitched by Raila Odinga

    President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing worshippers at the Annual General Conference of the Akurinu Churches Assembly at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, on June 16, 2019. PHOTO | PSCU

    DP William Ruto point men cannot help themselves.Barely hours after President Uhuru’s warning to constant politicking and 2022 talk,legislators from the Ruto wing within Jubilee have told off the president for dressing them down, saying his outbursts are because of Raila Odinga.

    Speaking in Nakuru’s Bahati constituency during the burial of area MP Kimani Ngunjiri’s brother, the MPs defied Uhuru’s directive saying they will not be told what to do, or directed on who to support.MP Oscar Sudi fired the first salvo at the president saying he warned him not to work with Raila Odinga. Sudi faulted the handshake between the president and ODM leader Raila Odinga for wrecking Jubilee party and creating unnecessary hiccups.

    ”I told Uhuru not to work with someone who does not go to church.I told him early enough.I told him not to work with a person they themselves told us go to witch doctors.You are the ones who told us he goes to witch doctors,we did not know,” said Oscar Sudi.

    Naivasha MP Jane Kihara on the other hand vowed she will welcome the DP in her constituency whether Uhuru likes it or not because she does not have any problems with Ruto. She added that Uhuru had not said publicly he is not together with the DP so she will still follow Ruto.

    President Uhuru lost his cool on Sunday afternoon during the annual Akurinu meeting where he called out MPs from his backyard and the Tanga Tanga group by extension for engaging in chreap politics as well as insulting him in every opportunity they get.

    On his part, the area MP Kimani Ngunjiri challenged the President to name a single insult Jubilee leaders have directed at him, adding that having a divergent opinion with Uhuru does not necessarily mean insulting the head of state.

    However, Soy MP Caleb Kositany had a conciliatory tone urging the president not to be angry, instead convene a Jubilee Party meeting to iron out thorny issues which have threatened to break the ruling party apart.

    ”I would like to urge the president and his deputy to convene a Jubilee Party members meeting.They should convene a meeting of all elected officials so that all these issues are resolved,” said Kositany.

     

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