Deputy President William Ruto has faulted his boss, President Uhuu Kenyatta over how he handled several issues and pointed out what he would do differently.
In a heated interview on KTN, Ruto shared what seemingly appears to be his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s failures and made it clear that in these instances, he did not agree with his boss.
The second in command stated that he would have handled the relationship between the Executive and the Judiciary in a better way compared to his boss by appointing the six judges Uhuru rejected.
These are Justices Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, Weldon Korir, Aggrey Muchelule, Evans Kiago and Judith Omange.
“I would have appointed all of them. I think the people who are better versed in matters law and constitution – the former Chief Justices Willy Mutunga and David Maraga – have said clearly that the right thing that should have happened was for all judges to be appointed and subsequently.
“If there are integrity issues on any judge, then the normal process that involves a tribunal, and those judges being subjected to due process, should have been followed,” Ruto stated in a bare-knuckle attack.
Alluding to the fact the president was visibly disrespecting the Constitution. Ruto, argued that obeying the law is a must regardless of the office one held.
“If we are to remain a sane, democratic country, we cannot afford not to respect court orders and the Constitution,” the DP stated.
The straight-speaking DP Ruto who was speaking to Sophia Wanuna also cautioned the President against implementing the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) should the Court of Appeal fail to overturn a High Court decision that declared the initiative null and void.
On the borrowing/debt crisis, Ruto also disclosed that he would have done a better job to make the burden lighter, noting that Uhuru was bowing down to foreign pressure and demands, arguing out that he would not have adhered to stringent guidelines set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before it issued the government Ksh255 billion loan.
“I would not fire people; I would not do what the IMF is recommending to us as this would crash the economy and have a spiral effect later. I would cut down development into two. I would invest Ksh200 billion in brick & mortar and Ksh200 billion in stimulus and production,” he shared his ideas.
On handling Jubilee party matters, Ruto left no doubt that he would have performed better, accusing rogue elements of bringing down the party before finally hatching a plot to team up with rivals ODM.