Deputy President William Ruto has spoken for the first time over calls by a section of leaders to reconcile with his Boss President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of 2022 elections.
The political relationship between DP Ruto and his party leader Uhuru Kenyatta have worsen since the handshake between President Uhuru and ODM leader Raila Odinga and their push for Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill.
While responding to reconciliatory calls, the second in command said that he will make peace with his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta and help him deliver on the Big Four agenda after the BBI referendum expected in June.
“I will after the June referendum join the president on implementing the Big Four agenda and other developments that the BBI debate has overshadowed. The president and I are behind the big four plan, and I am the best placed to implement it in the next government.
The Big Four agenda is partially overshadowed by the BBI but will be back on track after the referendum. Those coming from the back door do not know or understand how the Big Four agenda was formulated,” Ruto stated.
This comes after former National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale had pleaded with the President and his Deputy to put aside their political differences for the sake of the country.
“I want to plead with President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto to sit down as gentlemen and sort out your differences once and for all for the sake of Kenya and the future of our great country. Above all, you are friends,” Duale said.
Ruto, who resisted a call by his boss to resign, has maintained that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill push spearheaded by President Uhuru and Former Prime Minister Raila has hindered implementation of the Big Four projects.