Deputy President William Ruto’s midnight tweet dismissing calls for Referendum and the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) has continued to elicit mixed reactions across the political sphere.
In his tweet, Dr. Ruto made it clear that the Jubilee Party was not about to get distracted from delivering its manifesto because of the ‘raging ‘ debate on Punguza Mzigo debates, the BBI or the 2022 politics.
“The JUBILEE administration will NOT be distracted from delivering on our manifesto & HE’s big 4 plan by those engaged in the raging debate on Punguza mzigo, BBI or the 2022. They should be objective, truthful & conduct an honest conversation that is in the best interest of us all.”
The JUBILEE administration will NOT be distracted from delivering on our manifesto & HE's big 4 plan by those engaged in the raging debate on Punguza mzigo, BBI or the 2022. They should be objective,truthful & conduct a honest conversation that is in the BEST INTEREST OF US ALL.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) August 10, 2019
In a rejoinder, Kieleweke leader (team aligned to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s agenda) MP Ngunjiri Wambugu on Monday told off the DP over his remarks arguing that he is not in a position to speak on behalf of the whole Jubilee administration.
In his Facebook post, the vocal Nyeri Town MP claims that the second in command has been undermining President Uhuru and the leadership of the party and he now wants Kenyans to ignore his tweet.
“Kenyans, please ignore the tweet. I don’t think Dr William Samoei Ruto speaks for the Jubilee Administration anymore. Not when he undermines the leader of that same administration every weekend indirectly, through proxies,” his post read.
This is coming at a time that the Jubilee party has been rocked with disagreements especially on whether it will support DP Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambition after he severally differed with Uhuru on early campaigning.