unday, January 10, 2021 -The relationship between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto seems to be reaching its sad conclusion.
Uhuru’s sentiments while he was at Mudavadi’s home on Saturday January 9th during the burial of Hannah Mudavadi, has continued to receive heavy backlash from deputy president and his allies signaling the fall of the two term Jubilee empire which Ruto wanted to use to easily ascend to power.
This has now turned uglier as 2022 nears following Kenyatta’s remarkes that Kikuyus and Kalenjins have had their time at Statehouse and that it was time to hand over power to another tribe.
This deputy president’s wing assumed was a way Mr. Kenyatta was sealing their State House fate for another person.
“To be honest, those who are saying they are tired of this or that family and that the opportunity should now be given to whoever…if that is the thinking or logic… I can also come to the conclusion that only two communities have had the presidency and we need to give another community the opportunity,” said the president, as mourners applauded him.
Rattled by this, On Sunday Tangatanga brothers, who are now in their new UDA Party, came out guns blazing and shooting from both barrels led by former Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen who demanded an immediate apology from Mr. Kenyatta whom they claimed had started preaching tribalism ahead of 2022 elections.
“I supported President Kenyatta, not because of his tribe.
“The noble thing would have been for him to decline the presidency in 2013 coming after Kibaki and Kenyatta his father both who were Kikuyus,” Murkomen said.
Ruto on his part, called for sobriety when handling issues to do with communities saying his support twice for Mr. Kenyatta was not based on tribal connotations.