Deputy President William Ruto has detailed why he broke ranks with his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta after almost six years of political bromance.
The second in command said the president openly told him he no longer wanted them to work together in delivering their Jubilee administration promises to Kenyans. Speaking during the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) National Delegates Conference (NDC) at Kasarani, the seemingly bitter Ruto said Uhuru told him all he wanted was space to work on his legacy as the fourth president.
As a result, the UDA leader said he obliged and decided to keep off from the running of the government which he participated in forming. “The president did inform me that he needed space to work on his personal legacy as the fourth president. I obliged. This led to my eventual retreat to the margins of a government that I had participated in forming,” said Ruto.
However, on the other hand, Uhuru accused Ruto of undermining his government as he was hardly in office thanks to his premature campaigns that the president said unsettled his administration. In a meeting at Sagana State Lodge, the head of state said he fell out with the DP as the latter was busy campaigning at the expense of working for Kenyans.