President Kenyatta breaks silence days after Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza power sharing deal emerged
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party has finally broken their silence houra after Deputy President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza coalition power Sharing deal emerged
At a press briefing on Friday, the party, led by Jubilee secretary general Jeremiah Kioni said that the DP was against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report but went on implementing some of its components in the Kenya Kwanza deal.
Kioni said Ruto was keen on what was contained in the BBI document and he now wants to use it for his own benefit and that of his allies.
“It is amazing to see that the deputy President used his entire time as a deputy president during his second term opposing anything that was in the BBI and that’s what he has told the ordinary Kenyans.
“But the truth is that he was keen on the components in the document and there are some that he wants to use for his own benefit and those looking for elective seats in his camp,” Kioni stated.
The Ndaragwa MP added that the DP does not want to look at the components of the BBI document to be of benefit to the common citizen.
“There is no other definition of a conman. We now have an official conman looking for an office in State House,” Kioni stated.
His remarks come after details of how Ruto will share power with his key partners in the Kenya Kwanza Alliance were revealed earlier in the week.
The position of a Prime Cabinet Secretary was reported to be created if Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza assumed power in the August polls.
The DP had been against the power-sharing deal in the BBI report, where a Prime Minister post had been recommended.
Details of how Ruto will share power with his key partners in the Alliance emerged on Wednesday.
According to a report by Citizen TV, the presidential post and that of the deputy president have been reserved for William Ruto’s UDA party. Whereas the running mate post has gone to the UDA, it is reported to have been categorically reserved for the Mt Kenya region.
The deal has also seen Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi land a lucrative position of the Prime Cabinet Secretary if Ruto wins the August 9, general elections and forms government.
The agreement has also reserved the post of The National Assembly Speaker to Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and his Ford Kenya party. Musalia and Mudavadi have also been promised a 30% share of Ruto’s government, that is appointments in all ministries and government parastatals.
The two Western Kenya leaders are in return, required to get Ruto 70% of the votes from the five counties of Western Kenya.
The new entrant into Kenya Kwanza Alliance, Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi, and his Pamoja African Alliance has been rewarded with the post of Senate speaker’s seat.
Kingi’s negotiations also saw a number of his supporters’ promised appointment to top management positions at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) by the KKA government.
Kenya Kwanza also agreed to support candidates of Kingi’s PAA for Malindi, Magarini, Ganze, Rabai, and Kaloleni parliamentary seats
Kingi is required to get