Shocking allegations from Kenya’s second top most leader the Deputy president William Ruto has once again put president Uhuru Kenyatta’s ministers on the map over their real intentions in working for the public.
A concerned call reportedly from Ruto informed that some senior government officials are planning to assassinate him.
Addressing the media at the DCI offices on Kiambu Road, CSs Peter Munya (Trade), Joseph Mucheru (ICT), and Sicily Kariuki (Health) revealed that they had been summoned following a circulating letter detailing an alleged meeting at Hotel La Mada on Thika Road with the DP as the main agenda.
They, however, termed the assassinations claims as “wild” and “unsubstantiated,” further faulting the DP for not carrying out due diligence first.
It is a serious allegation especially coming from the Deputy President who is occupying a powerful office in this land. I think it is irresponsible, unfair and it intended to portray us in a very bad light – CS Munya takes on DP Ruto over assassination allegations pic.twitter.com/Cu4XlnuypT
— Daily Nation (@dailynation) June 24, 2019
Speaking on behalf of the group, Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya expressed that the accusations are irresponsible, unfair and intended to portray them in a very bad light so that they look like criminals who meet to plot criminal activities against Ruto.
He added that the allegations as well intended to injure their reputation as law abiding citizens.
The DP has made a record of enemies who are seemingly increasing in number and apparently becoming more dangerous.
Ruto is fighting CS Tuju
Ruto is fighting CS' from Mt. Kenya
Ruto is fighting DCI
Ruto is fighting CS Matiang'i
Ruto is fighting Raila
Ruto is fighting the Judiciary
Ruto is fighting BBI
This tells us one thing, DP Ruto cannot work with anyone except sycophants like Aisha Jumwa.
— Duncan Makori 🇰🇪 (@EngnrDan) June 24, 2019
Currently, the Jubilee camp is divided further over gaining heat allegations that their party secretary general Raphael Tuju is plotting a demand for Ruto’s ouster.
This has been capitalised on a leaked telephone recording, purportedly revealing Mr Tuju and former Limuru MP George Nyanja discussing the move.
Former Jubilee vice-chairman David Murathe interpreted this as an indirect attack on President Kenyatta, who he said appointed Tuju.
Tuju however refused to comment on the calls to resign or clarify about the recording, but suggested the tape was manipulated.
Previously in the graft allegations that embattled the Deputy president, the DCI turned out to be enemies of Ruto as well.The DP formerly accused the office of the Directorate of criminal investigations of being sucked into a political scheme.
Ruto and allies argued that the DCI, which is headed by George Kinoti, lacks the backing of law to investigate economic crimes, adding that it should hand over investigations to the EACC.
On Ruto versus Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i, beef rumours began on claims that the DP was sidelined by Uhuru in Matiangi’s appointment to chair a committee of all CSs in his role of coordinating government projects which many purported undermined Ruto.
A political duel between Deputy President William Ruto and politicians believed to be allied to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is shaping up in the Gusii region.
The two camps are pulling apart and have openly displayed their different affiliations, with those opposed to Ruto understood to be pushing a presidential agenda for Matiang’i in 2022 when Ruto will also be a fierce contender.
On the other hand inside Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga war, the two have openly engaged in an escalated war of words that centers on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession and the true reason behind the great handshake.
Initially, the feud between Ruto and the former Prime Minister was over the push for a referendum on the Constitution but that has been pushed to the back burner. The issue now is the role of the handshake in the renewed campaign to end corruption.
In war with judiciary, Deputy President William poured cold water on an emerging storm between the Executive and the Judiciary, days after Attorney General Kihara Kariuki challenged the courts to ensure timely conclusion of corruption cases.
A while back it also emerged that there existed sharp differences between President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto’s camps in Jubilee that derailed presentation of the party’s views to the Building Bridges Initiative.
Do you think Ruto can handle all these enemies or they will overpower him?