Days after Deputy President William Ruto lay bare his spoilt bromance with boss President Uhuru Kenyatta on Citizen TV, further revealing his frustrations in the Jubilee administration, details have emerged of his scathing remarks about the President.
Talking at a local radio station, Jubilee party Deputy secretary-general David Murathe revealed how the DP was caught bad-mouthing his boss at the height of their re-election in 2017.
Murathe claimed that the speech made in Kalenjin dialect allegedly captured Dr. Ruto disparaging President Kenyatta as a drunkard a thing that might have widened their relationship.
The former Gatanga legislator added that the speech was relayed to Uhuru by intelligence and might have contributed to the President trimming his powers.
“There is a day Ruto spoke in his native language and told his supporters to vote for Uhuru because as he drinks, I will be running the government,” Murathe claimed.
“It was during the funeral of the late Mark Too. The government always has a way of knowing some of these things. I suspect that was one of the reasons Uhuru decided to sideline Ruto was this statement,” the Jubilee vice chair added.
He further accused Dr. Ruto of insulting the President by referring to the government being run by people who are hardly sobber.
“He should stop hiding behind us (officials). He is the deputy party leader and above him is the party leader, there are a number of officials who are above me so when he insults people like Murathe, how can a vice-chairman be calling the shots, those insults are directed at someone else,” the Jubilee Vice-Chairman stated.
The Deputy President’s camp however replied that they had serious things to deal with rather than responding to Murathe.
“We have serious priorities as hustler nation, the cabal that is ever drunk is not one of them,” our source said.
This follows the latest attacks on the Jubilee party deputy secretary-general by Senator Murkomen of drinking during their interview.
“I was very tired and had a glass of water and Murkomen alleged it was alcohol. They revert to insults when they are unable to debate and that is why I told him to join me in drinking.
“If at all we are drunk and giving them jitters, what about if we deal with them when sober?” Murathe questioned jokingly.