Kalonzo: Ruto is deliberately painting himself as a victim
Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka now claims that Deputy President William Ruto is deliberately alienating himself from the Jubilee party.
Speaking during an interview with Citizen TV on Friday, Kalonzo said Ruto was now playing victim, making it look like he was at the receiving end of an unjust system.
“Is he alienated? I don’t agree with such tagging, just because he is playing a victim, does it mean that he is a victim?” Kalonzo asked.
When he was pressed to answer on whether Ruto was deliberately missing state functions and meetings, Kalonzo steered clear, saying the questions would only be answered by either President Uhuru or Ruto.
Kalonzo’s sentiments come just a day after DP Ruto revealed that he had been asked to step back to allow President Kenyatta work on his legacy.
He was addressing claims that he no longer sees eye to eye with his boss and current role in the government.
Speaking to Citizen TV on Thursday, Ruto said that after 2013, it was agreed between him and Uhuru that he should take a back-seat to allow Uhuru lead the way.
“We had UhuruRuto, it was agreed that we may need to tone down on the Ruto part so that we could have Uhuru stand out as the leader of Government,” he explained.
“My life is easy…You have not heard me complain… The situation between the President and myself is agreed upon…In the 1st term, it was Uhuruto… In the 2nd term, we want to build a legacy for the President…I am the DP and I know my place,”