Deputy President William Ruto has joined former Chief Justices David Maraga and his counterpart Willy Mutunga to criticise his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta for his alleged disregard to the constitution.
In what appeared as a direct attack on President Uhuru Kenyatta and the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Ruto stated that the constitution had given all public officers enough powers to carry out their work.
While speaking to Kiambu leaders from his Karen home in Nairobi, the second in command reiterated that the constitution needed to be respected and the rule of law adhered to.
“Our friends believe that the Constitution and institutions created by the Constitution and the law should facilitate those in power to drive their agenda and if their agenda is in conflict with the constitution, they believe the constitution should be changed to fit into their agenda,” Ruto stated.
Ruto accused his boss, President Kenyatta for pursuing his personal agenda at the expense of the constitution.
“If that is so, it is not the constitution that should be changed. It is what they are pursuing, that is a fundamental difference,” DP Ruto added.
His sentiments echoed those of former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga who wrote a letter to the president calling upon any public officers who did not follow the constitution to resignation.
“Constitution donates to them, or find the exercising of those powers annoyingly inconvenient, they have no business continuing to occupy those offices,” he stated.
Former Chief Justice David Maraga, on the other hand, accused the head of state of being responsible for the operational crisis that rocked the judiciary for failing to appoint all the 40 judges who were nominated by JSC.
The immediate former CJ went as far as to call on Parliament to impeach President Kenyatta whom he indicated would be remembered: “for his disregard for the rule of law”.