Deputy President William Ruto has responded to President Uhuru Kenyatta following his recent calls for his resignation from the Jubilee Government.
While speaking in Taita Taveta County on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Ruto rubbished calls by his boss President Uhuru to resign from his position as the Deputy President of the republic of Kenya saying that he has no plans to leave the government.
“For those who are in trouble, I want to apologize and I want to tell them I have an agenda. I don’t have time to go back or obey orders.
I have an agenda to ensure that the unemployed, small business owners and struggling farmers are involved in leadership. Kenya is not the property of the leaders and what they want, “Ruto said.
DP Ruto stated that he will not give up now until they change the economy and implement a system that will uplift Kenyans.
He told the President that he was determined to ensure the economic system was reformed and could not stop pursuing such policies.
“I will not give up now we have decided we will change the economy and we will have a system that will uplift the unemployed Kenyans and uplift the small business so that we can build Kenya where everyone is involved,” Ruto added.
The second in command also called for peace and tolerance following President Uhuru’s claims that he criticised the government which he serves.
“Kenya is all ours… No need for violence no need for anger, “Ruto said.
This comes after President Uhuru Kenyatta had asked Ruto to resign from the Jubilee government if he is not satisfied with it during an interview with reporters at the White House on Monday, August 23, 2021.
“It would be prudent that if you are not happy with it (government), resign and allow it and then take your agenda to the people. That is what is happening in democracy, you cannot brag about what we did and speak different languages,” Uhuru said.
The Head of State said that he had never stopped Ruto from pursuing his dreams of becoming president but his campaign tactic was not right.
“I have never stopped him, he is free to do so. But I think it is not good the way he is doing it, by going against the government he serves, I think it is not right,” he added.