President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have appeared publicly together for the first time in more than a month leading to serious excitement in DP Ruto’s base – Kalenjin nation. A quick check on social media confirms as several handles with Kalenjin names shared the excitement.
The President and his deputy attended the installation ceremony of presiding Bishop Abraham Mulwa at AIC Milimani on Sunday.
Before this, Uhuru and Ruto had not appeared together in public since December 19, during a Cabinet meeting.
Talk has been rife of a rift in Ruto and Uhuru’s political ‘marriage’, although Ruto dismissed the claims.
Ruto on Thursday said as far as he knows, he is only married to one wife – Rachel – and not anyone else.
“I have heard many stories, and I have read many headlines – the marriage has died… bromance, and love. My friend, Uhuru Kenyatta is married to Margaret; and I am married to Rachael,” he said.
Ruto was responding to a question about his relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta in Jubilee party during an interview on NTV.
He added, “There is no marriage business here. We were elected by the people of Kenya to do a job. Uhuru Kenyatta as president, me as his assistant. What you should be asking me is, ‘are you delivering on the job you were given by Kenyans?”.
Ruto further dismissed claims that the government is frustrating him.
“I have heard the narrative that I am fighting the President but many people who are running the narrative are people in NASA. They have never voted for Uhuru Kenyatta but are now inciting him against me,” he said.
On Saturday, Ruto’s allies for the first time joined the BBI rally which took place in Mombasa.