President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handlers at State House Nairobi have furiously rebuked DP William Ruto over what they term as disrespecting the head of state in the current debacle of Division of Revenue Bill. A letter had been leaked to the public, by the Deputy President’s office to try paint President Uhuru Kenyatta as an impediment to releasing the finances, while it earns DP William Ruto political mileage.
On realizing the wicked intentions of the DP, State House immediately responded to the DP telling him the letter which had been addressed to the President was fake, and with ulterior motives.
“The purpose of this note is to bring this matter to your attention and request withholding of gazetting of the said Warrant Authority and to urgently initiate a political process to have the Division of Revenue Bill and County Allocation of Revenue Bill enacted into law so as to operationalise the funds…,” the controversial letter, signed by Justus Nyamunga, the Secretary, Budget and Policy Strategy, reads.
On being pressed officials from the DP’s office also denied knowledge of the letter,throwing back the blame to State House, saying the letter was authored by officials from State House.
The letter which is printed on ‘The Presidency’ letterhead and dated July 3, had attempted to address the division of revenue stalemate with a plea to the AG to take a political approach to resolve the matter.
There is foul play in the whole plot, considering immediately after the emergence of the letter, DP William Ruto took to twitter saying there was a deal with governors on the county cash that would now facilitate republication of the Bill that collapsed last month following a disagreement between the two Houses. He also announced has announced that he has been leading efforts to broker a deal to end the standoff. All these, according to State House is political posturing to embarrass President Uhuru Kenyatta.