Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday, February 28, 2021 responded to his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta over his recent remarks about Mount Kenya Region politics.
President Uhuru Kenyatta had accused Deputy President William Ruto of raiding his Mount Kenya backyard using the back door to achieve his 2022 general election presidential bid.
While speaking in Murang’a County on Sunday, February 28, 2021, the second in command maintained that he will continue visiting Mount Kenya region arguing that his name was also on the 2017 general election ballot box just like President Uhuru.
“There are people who have issues with me when I go around the country, but I wish to remind them that my name was on the ballot during the elections, and like Uhuru, I also took the oath of office. When I crisscross the country, I am only fulfilling the mandate as the deputy president of Kenya.
Some of the people who are not happy with my visits to this region are not even elected leaders. They must understand that I am on duty whenever they see me traversing the country,” Ruto said.
The second in command was hosted by former Senate Majority whip Irungu Kang’ata.
This comes after president Uhuru Kenyatta had accused DP Ruto of trying to take over the control of Mount Kenya region politics, comparing him to a man calling his neighbours’ wife through the bedroom window.
Mount Kenya region is considered to be the stronghold of President Uhuru Kenyatta especially due to the fact that it is where he hails from. The region overwhelmingly voted for president Uhuru during 2017 general election.