In another yet stinging attack on the continued verbal outbursts of Deputy President William Ruto, Kuresoi South MP Zakayo Cheruiyot, blasted the Deputy President for claiming on national TV that President Uhuru Kenyatta was ‘mis-advised’ in making parastatal appointments.
The MP who used to be a powerful internal security PS during Â Moi regime wondered what Ruto is doing in government if he cannot be at the forefront in advising the president.
“The president’s principal assistant went on a live television talk show and admitted that the president was misled in making some appointment that contravened the law leaving many wondering what he was doing before the president made the blunder,” Cheruiyot said.
Ruto who recently appeared to blame President Uhuru Kenyatta and state house officials has irked many kenyans who see him as a political con who runs away from taking collective responsibility of the presidency.
Not long ago, Ruto claimed the Jubilee regime was not a ‘nusu mkate’ meaning there was no power-sharing sort of arrangement and that his office was part and parcel of the co-presidency; however, recent events have increasingly seen Ruto distancing himself from initiatives and appointments effected by the presidency.
His URP base is getting worried.
Cheruiyot, probably following in the footsteps of Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter, warned those see his comments as meant at dividing the Jubilee government.Â “I was among the first politicians from Rift Valley to come out to support the unity of Uhuru and Ruto when they first came together to form Jubilee Alliance. I contributed my money and other resources and also went around the country vigorously campaigning for it,” Cheruiyot said.
“If you think that you can manage to push me out of the Jubilee Alliance, you are fooling yourself since you will be the first to fall by the wayside,” he added.