Uhuru Shreds Ruto's Kenya Kwanza Manifesto

The Head of State had accused his junior of continuous criticisms of the government.

Uhuru Shreds Ruto's Kenya Kwanza Manifesto
Side by side image of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. /FILE

President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched yet another blistering attack on Deputy President William Ruto. 

The Head of State had accused his junior of continuous criticisms of the government. This time round however, he went for Ruto's Kenya Kwanza Manifesto launched on Thursday, June 30. 

Speaking on Saturday, July 2 during the National Council for Ushirika Day at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Uhuru blasted Ruto for giving unfulfilled promises to the people as well as demeaning public officers during his presidential campaign trail. 

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Deputy President William Ruto. /NAIROBI NEWS

He also blamed his junior for allegedly absconding his duties in the middle of the Jubilee government's term and instead promising about things he should have done while still in office. 

"I get disappointed when I see someone making noise, someone who has been given a job and instead of doing it is busy making noise. They are like 'we will do this, we will do that when elected...' why didn't you do all those things when you were in office? 

"Everytime noisemaking, you only think about campaigning everywhere, people should stop jokes. They think that if you go there and see someone in problem...'I shall do this'. Why didn't you do all those things when you were in power? Stop these jokes," he ranted. 

The President also defended Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya's track record, having been appointed to the position after Mwangi Kiunjuri- an ally of DP Ruto- was fired two years ago. 

“Munya here in three years has brought changes in the agricultural sector, they were there for eight years, what did they do? They are the ones who don’t understand,” he added. 

He then urged congregants to be careful in electing their leaders in the upcoming August 9 elections and to choose those who will take the country forward instead of those who will set them back by dwelling on the past. 

"If your work is to check the rear view mirror, you don't have anything to say regarding where you want to go...your work is to spy on what the other is doing...this one took your wife; if he took her, why don't you look for another one? 

"We want to move forward, if there are problems, let's correct them and move forward," he urged. 

DP Ruto, during his manifesto, poked an array of holes at the current administration in his bid to transform the country’s economy if he is elected to power ahead of his opponent, Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga. 

He vowed to form a judicial team to investigate the actions and policies of his boss if his Kenya Kwanza administration is elected into power.

Deputy President William Ruto speaking during the launch of his Kenya Kwanza Manifesto on June 30, 2022. /TWITTER