Barely a week after his botched trip to the neighbouring Uganda Country, Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka has asked the Deputy President William Ruto to resign as the DP.
According to the former vice President, the second in command had violated protocol by seeking to travel to the neighboring Uganda without the knowledge of his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking in Kajiado County over the weekend, the former National Super Alliance (NASA) principal accused the Dr. Ruto of “stooping too low to seek public sympathy”.
“I was the vice president of President Mwai Kibaki and not on a single day did the President complain about me,” said Kalonzo.
“I want to tell Ruto that on this one, he got it wrong. I am talking to you as a person of great experience because I was in that position you are in today. Orange Democratic Party leader Raila Odinga, who served as a prime minister then, never dared such a move,’’ he added.
Kalonzo noted that it was just proper for the DP to inform President Uhuru of his planned travels, because should anything happen to him then his boss would be held accountable.
The Wiper Democratic Movement party leader further accused the DP of using Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho as scapegoats.
“If people have decided to go their way let them resign. If Ruto had resigned, he would have been free and would not need to seek permission from the President. We must have order, ’’said Kalonzo.
Kalonzo also accused the DP of vote seeking through sympathy, “If you want sympathy, look for the right way. We have a country to mind,” said Kalonzo.
In his rejoinder during a church service in Karagita in Naivasha, Dr. Ruto accused some of the high profile people in the government of using the justice system to punish his brigade.
“It has now become the norm to arrest MPs and other investors and we should not allow petty wrangles to divide Kenyans based on political differences,” he said.
He also recalled on the confusion in the Jubilee government resulting from the wrangles currently experienced in the government leading to loss of focus.
“We promised Kenyans jobs, universal health care and houses but all this has been forgotten as we continue to fight MPs, investors and those perceived to be anti-government,” he said.